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At a public hearing scheduled for April 25th at 6:30pm in the Colchester Town Office’s, Outer Bay Conference Room, 3rd floor, the Colchester Selectboard will vote on the adoption of a Stormwater Utility. This proposal is of epic importance to reversing stormwater pollution within the Town’s waters and protecting and preserving these water resources for future generations. It is estimated that approximately $35 million in stormwater improvements are needed in Colchester. This includes a comprehensive stormwater management system for Malletts Bay and its upland watersheds, remediation plans for Sunderland Brook, Morehouse Brook, and the Town’s 13 miles of gravel roadways, and addressing aging and failing stormwater systems throughout the community. These improvements are designed to reduce the amount of phosphorus and sediment that are polluting Malletts Bay and the community’s streams. Many of these improvements will be required under the Town’s state and federal stormwater permits. Some of the highlights and community benefits of the proposed utility include:
Please visit our website for more extensive information including videos, FAQ’s, presentations, and a searchable database for each property’s projected stormwater costs at http://colchestervt.gov/213/Managing-Stormwater or contact Bryan K. Osborne, Director of Public Works, at 264-5620, or email@example.com.