About Us

The Bangor Area Stormwater Group (BASWG) is a collaboration of Bangor, Brewer, Hampden, Milford, Old Town, Orono, Veazie, Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center, Eastern Maine Community College, Maine Air National Guard, University of Maine Augusta – Bangor and University of Maine to use public education and sound science to improve regional water quality through collaborative stormwater management in the Greater Bangor Urbanized Areas.

The BASWG is a collaboration of regulated entities working jointly to support individual MS4 compliance with six minimum control measures:

Stormwater Pollution

Over the last ten years, BASWG has completed more than thirty regionalization projects, secured more than $350,000 in grant funds to support this work and achieved well over $750,000 in taxpayer savings for its member communities. Recent projects include:

  • Collaborating on developing a Statewide Road Salt Reduction Plan.
  • Annual Street & Stream Cleanups in each community and on every campus.
  • Annual stenciling campaigns to raise public awareness of stormwater pollution.

The Bangor Area Stormwater Group is comprised of seven municipal communities:

City of Bangor

Member Contact:
Richard May
992-4243

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City of Brewer

Member Contact:
Ken Locke
989-5417

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Town of Hampden

Member Contact:
Sean Currier
862-3337

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Town of Milford

Member Contact:
Scott Adkins
827-2072

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City of Old Town

Member Contact:
John Rouleau
944-0921

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Town of Orono

Member Contact:
Belle Ryder
889-6907

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Town of Veazie

Member Contact:
Mark Leonard
942-1654

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The Bangor Area Stormwater Group encompasses five nested entities:

Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center

Member Contact:
Mark Faulkner
944-0216

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University of Maine Augusta-Bangor

Member Contact:
Scott Wilkerson
581-3049

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Eastern Maine Community College

Member Contact:
George Hanson
947-4650

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University of Maine Orono

Member Contact:
Patrick Decker
262-7734

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Maine Air National Guard

Member Contact:
Brian Bernosky
404-7783

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The Bangor Area Stormwater Group has three partner organizations:

Bangor International Airport

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Maine DEP

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Penobscot County Soil & Water Conservation District

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All working together to make the Bangor Area a better place to live and work.

BASWG Committees

BASWG Contact Information:

John Rouleau, BASWG Chair
265 Main Street
Old Town, ME 04468
207-827-3974
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Brenda Zollitsch, BASWG Facilitator
207-240-0398
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BASWG Executive Committee:

Chair
John Rouleau
City of Old Town

Vice Chair
Brian Bernosky
Maine Air National Guard

Second Vice Chair
Scott Wilkerson
University of Maine

Secretary
Belle Ryder
Town of Orono

Treasurer
Patrick Decker
UMA Bangor Campus

BASWG Education and Outreach Committee:

Richard May
City of Bangor

Tracy Drew
City of Brewer

Kyle Severance
Town of Hampden

Belle Ryder
Town of Orono

Doug Hill
City of Old Town

Scott Wilkerson
University of Maine

Phil Ruck
Stillwater Environmental Engineering

Kathy Hoppe
Maine DEP

Learn more about the Bangor Area Stormwater Group (BASWG)’s efforts to improve regional water quality through collaborative stormwater management in our community!

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