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Members & Committees

The Bangor Area Stormwater Group (BASWG) is a collaboration of members, including Bangor, Brewer, Hampden, Milford, Old Town, Orono, Veazie, 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 organization is a collaboration of regulated entities working jointly to support individual MS4 compliance with six minimum control measures:

  • Education & Outreach
  • Public Involvement
  • Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination
  • Construction
  • Post Construction
  • Good Housekeeping/Pollution Prevention

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. Some of our 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.

BASWG is regulated by the EPA’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater program. As part of this regulation, BASWG is required to develop a Stormwater Management Plan that outlines the strategy and practices for stormwater management in the region. You can find the latest copy of this SMP below.

BASWG SWMP 2022-2027 – DEP Accepted

  • Executive Committee
  • BASWG Communities
  • Member MS4 Organizations

Executive Committee

  • Chair

    Megan Hess
    Town of Orono

  • Vice Chair

    Abe Chase
    Eastern Maine Community College

  • Secretary

    Rob Howard
    City of Brewer

  • Treasurer

    Brian Bernosky
    University of Maine

BASWG Communities

Member MS4 Organizations

  • University of Maine Augusta-Bangor

    Member Contact:
    Patrick Decker

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  • Eastern Maine Community College

    Member Contact:
    Abe Chase

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  • University of Maine Orono

    Member Contact:
    Brian Bernosky

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  • Maine Air National Guard

    Member Contact:
    Chris Cronin

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