Did you know that a variety of human activities have the potential to pollute Connecticut's ground and surface water resources?
These human activities, such as fertilizing the lawn or washing the car, increase runoff and often contribute pollutants to the runoff that may end up in surface waters or can infiltrate into groundwater. If pollutants from these nonpoint sources are in high enough concentrations, the surface or groundwater may become impaired. In Connecticut, stormwater runoff from urban areas and construction activities are two of the most significant categories of nonpoint source pollution.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has worked to develop programs, technologies and legislation with both local and national significance that are protective of water resources, and is currently leading a national pilot program to monitor nonpoint source pollution at residential development sites. Annually, the town of Southington submits an Annual Stormwater Report to DEEP. 2016's Annual Report is available to view.
Additional stormwater management info can be found in the Greenway Landowners' Guide to the Quinnipiac River and on the DEEP webpage.
Learn more about river pollutants and solutions here.
Current Threats to the Quinnipiac River
Check out Southington's land cover as of 2006 and visit the links below for more important info.
Stormwater & Water Quality
Stormwater & Impervious Cover
Protecting Water Quality from Urban Runoff
NPDES Stormwater Program
Save The Sound
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