Stormwater

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)(link is external) requires operators of Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) to develop and implement a Stormwater Prevention Program to minimize the discharge of contaminates into surface waters. The Separate Storm Sewer is a system of underground pipes and surface drainage that carry rainwater and snowmelt away from roads and parking lots. Ultimately this drainage reaches our lakes and rivers. In accordance with the EPA requirements, the Town of Milford is implementing and enforcing a Stormwater management program designed to reduce polluted Stormwater runoff. Six minimum control measures are required by the EPA:

  • Public education and outreach program
  • Public involvement and participation
  • Illicit discharge detection and elimination measures
  • Construction site Stormwater run-off control
  • Post-construction Stormwater management, new development and redevelopment programs
  • Pollution prevention and good housekeeping in municipal operations

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Fred Elkind Environmental Coordinator
Jack Kelly Health Officer