Month: March 2018

New rules for corralling runoff require local actions

As the state gets wetter, Connecticut cities and towns have little choice but to take better control of the water that flows over streets, parking lots and fields from rainfall and snowmelt. A March 22 UConn Climate Adaptation Academy symposium gave municipal officials information about “what works and what to watch out for” in using low-impact development techniques to manage stormwater.

Cleaner Mystic River could give shellfishermen room to grow

When the sewage treatment plant on the Mystic River was upgraded in 2015, probably few community residents here imagined local shellfish farmers might benefit, let alone oyster and clam growers across the country. But that’s a possibility, depending on the results of a $300,000 federally funded testing project now underway.