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Stormwater Stormwater Management Committee - Established September 4, 2007

The Town of Lewisboro has developed a Stormwater Management Program to help improve our management of stormwater.

What is Stormwater

Stormwater is water from rain or melting snow that doesn't soak into the ground but runs off into waterways. It flows from rooftops, over paved areas and bare soil, and through sloped lawns while picking Index a variety of materials on its way. As it flows, stormwater runoff collects and transports soil, animal waste, salt, pesticides, fertilizers, oil and grease, debris and other potential pollutants. The quality of runoff is affected by a variety of factors and depends on the season, local meteorology, geography and Indexon activities which lie in the path of the flow.

Why is Stormwater Important

Stormwater from a rain event or melting snow can pick Index and move sediment and a variety of pollutants. Because the stormwater transports whatever is left on our lawns and roads, individual actions make a difference in determining the kinds and amounts of pollution.

What's Being Done?

Across the nation, attention has shifted to distributed or “nonpoint” sources of pollution such as stormwater runoff. According to an inventory conducted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), half of the impaired waterways are affected by urban, suburban, and construction sources of stormwater runoff.  Stormwater presents new challenges in water management and minimizing pollution.

Lewisboro Management

The Phase II Stormwater regulations require towns like Lewisboro to implement programs and practices to control polluted stormwater runoff.  These have six minimum measures: