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 Community Development and Public Works\u000A     water Quality Matters\u000AADOPT HEALTHY HOUSEHOLD HABITS TO PROTECT OUR WATERS!\u000AAs stormwater flows over driveways, lawns, and sidewalks, it picks up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants and flow into a storm sewer system or directly to a lake, stream, river, wetland, or coastal water. Anything that enters a storm sewer system is discharged untreated. Did you know that polluted runoff is the nation\u2019s greatest threat to clean water?\u000AVehicles and garage\u000A\u25CF\u25A0 Use a commercial car wash or wash your car on lawn or other unpaved surface to minimize the amount of dirty, soapy water flowing into the storm drain.\u000A\u25CF\u25A0 Check your vehicles, boat, and other machinery and equipment for leaks and spills. Make repairs and clean up responsibly!\u000A\u25CF\u25A0 Recycle used oil and other automotive fluids at participating service stations. Don\u2019t dump these chemicals down the storm drain or dispose of them in your trash.\u000Ahouse, lawn and garden\u000A\u25CF\u25A0 Water your lawn during the cool times of the day, and don\u2019t let water run off into the storm drain.\u000A\u25CF\u25A0 Use pesticides and fertilizers sparingly. Avoid application if the forecast calls for rain.\u000A\u25CF\u25A0 Select native plants and grasses that are drought- and pest-resistant. They require less water, fertilizer, and pesticides!\u000A\u25CF\u25A0 Reduce the amount of paved area and increase the amount of vegetated area in your yard.\u000A\u25CF\u25A0 Consider directing downspouts away from paved surfaces onto lawns and other measures to increase\u000Ainfiltration and reduce polluted runoff. Rainbarrels are also a great option!\u000AExcerpts from \u201CMake your home The SOLUTION TO STORMWATER POLLUTION!\u201D, an educational guide by the EPA. (See more at or\u000Acontacts:\u000ADepartmental Phone:\u000A860-258-2766 (Community Development & Public Works)\u000A860-258-2733 (Building Dept.)\u000AJoe Lentini \u2013 Field Operations and Highway Superintendent\u000A860-258-2766\u000AJason Scott \u2013 Civil Engineer/Inspection Coord. 860-258-7674\u000ABob Alvarado \u2013 Wetlands Agent 860-258-2734\u000AKim Ricci \u2013 Town Planner 860-258-2761\u000ADave Palmberg \u2013 Zoning Enforcement Officer 860-258-7675\u000AMike Violette \u2013 Building Official 860-258-7673\u000ASteve Kardys \u2013 Asst. Building Official 860-258-7676\u000AElton Mancura \u2013 Asst. Building Official 860-258-2745\u000A      Public Works\u000ABrush PickuP (for residential homeowners only)\u000ABrush pickup happens three times this year: SPRING: Week of April 18\u201322, 2022 SUMMER: Week of July 18\u201322, 2022\u000AFALL: Week of September 19\u201323, 2022\u000ABrush may also be brought to the Transfer Station at 59 Old Forge Road year-round during their hours of operation.\u000APlease see our website for more information on all of our programs and services:\u000AtrAnsFer stAtion\u000AHOURS:\u000ASUMMER\u000AThursdays, 7:00am\u20132:00pm Fridays, 7:00am\u20132:00pm Saturdays, 7:00am\u20131:00pm\u000AWINTER\u000A(Christmas thru first Saturday in March) Saturdays, 7:00am\u20131:00pm\u000A  shreD-it eVents (residents only)\u000AEach resident is permitted to bring up to 3 copy paper sized boxes or brown paper bags of material to be shredded. Driver\u2019s license required for proof of residency. Paper Only (no binders).\u000ADates: Saturday, May 14, 2022 and\u000ASaturday, September 24, 2022\u000ATime: 9:00am\u20131:00pm\u000ALocation: West Hill School, 95 Cronin Drive\u000A18\u000A   

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