Pollution picked up by storm rainwater (or other waters, such as car wash water or irrigation water) as it travels across the various ground surfaces or through pipe systems to streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, and wetlands (i.e. stormwater runoff) is a major source of pollution to those water bodies. There is much that we, as municipal officials, property owners, and residents can do to minimize this pollution. This page provides further information.
Storm Drainage Ordinance and Regulations (PDF): The Storm Drainage Ordinance and Storm Drainage Regulations enable the Town to regulate discharges and connections to the Town storm drainage system, and to comply with State regulations. Learn more information about the ordinance and regulations.
Stormwater Management Plan (PDF): In 2016, the CTDEEP issued a new General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems, commonly known as the "MS4 permit", to become effective on July 1, 2017.
As a requirement of the MS4 permit, the Town prepared and implemented a Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP). View or down the Bloomfield SWMP (PDF).
In association with the Stormwater Management Plan, the Town has prepared and implemented an Illicit Discharge Detection Program. Download the Bloomfield Illicit Discharge and Detection Program Manual (PDF).
See the latest MS4 General Permit Annual Report (PDF) filed with the Connecticut DEEP.
Another requirement of the MS4 permit is to submit Annual Reports that document the Town's effort to comply with the conditions of the MS4 General Permit to the maximum extent practicable (MEP) for the previous year. The Draft Annual Report (PDF) is available for review and comments, prior to submission on April 1, 2019.
Public comments should be emailed to the Engineering Department or mailed to:
Bloomfield Town Hall
800 Bloomfield Avenue
Bloomfield, CT 06002
See a list of Stormwater Management brochures that provides information on what can be done as residents and property owners to help keep our water bodies clean.