Stormwater management is essential for the safety of residents, infrastructure, and ecological functioning. Municipalities, along side private and state/federal partners, play a key role in maintaining and improving the functioning of these human and natural systems.



$500,000 Received for 2024-2025 - Stormwater, Nitrogen, and Nature Based Solutions


UVLSRPC is grateful to receive a Long Island Sounds Futures Fund grant. This grant seeks to achieve Nitrogen reductions, causing a dead zone in the Long Island Sound running from the Connecticut River. In this effort, we will be focused on strategies to address stormwater as a source of Nitrogen pollution. The program will include 1) audits with all our communities interested to review their local regulations with stormwater in mind; 2) identify a list of projects from sites of concern from both NH and VT of the Upper Valley that may be suitable for nature-based solutions; 3) hire a consultant to develop shovel-ready designs for a subset of NH projects; 4) leadership events with area Road Agents, Highway Departments, and Department’s of Public Works; and 5) a bi-state Connecticut River – Upper Valley Strategic Plan for Stormwater.


We look forward to working with our partners on this project, including those who submitted letters of support – City of Lebanon, Town of Enfield, Town of Hanover, Town of New London, Town of Sunapee, Town of Washington, Mount Ascutney & Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commissions, Connecticut River Conservancy, and Connecticut River Joint Commissions.

Residential Storm Water Workshops, October 2023
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Video from Claremont NH

Video from Enfield NH

*Unfortunately the video from the Wilmot NH event was of insufficient quality to share. 

Thank you to all who supported and participated in this series, especially: Greg Grigsby, Gradient Design; Pauline Crocker, Water Pollution Division NHDES; Stacy Luke, Merrimack County Conservation District; Lisa Loosigian and Tom Swenson, Soak up the Rain, NHDES; DeForest Bearse, City of Claremont; Lionel Chute, Sullivan County Conservation District; Zachary LaCasse, EJ Prescott; Ron Rhodes and Kate Buckman, Connecticut River Conservancy; Tim Hernon, Claremont Parks and Recreation; Jim Martel, Mascoma Lake Association; Jim Taylor, Director of Public Works, Town of Enfield; Nik Fiore, Engineering Ventures; Rob Taylor, Land Use & Community Development Administrator, Town of Enfield.


If you are interested to engage in storm water resilience planning, please contact UVLSRPC.



Resources for General Reference



Additional Services and Regional Needs

Culvert Assessments

For many years, UVLSRPC has provided in-field and GIS-based technical assistance. These services allow us to help in the assessment, mapping, and prioritization of culvert systems for improvements or maintenance needs (drainage and stream crossing systems). These are typically done on a cost-share basis. 

Data and Mapping

In addition to GIS-based culvert assessment, UVLSRPC has also assisted in the maintenance of spatial data, including in-field integration for municipal staff. This may include training for staff on mapping systems, regular on-call assistance in the technical needs of that data, and modeling or data analysis services to support prioritization of structure and applications for funding. 


Expanding our Stormwater Assistance 

In March of 2023, we completed a series of interviews and surveys to better understand the current conditions and needs for municipal stormwater infrastructure. We are grateful to all who participated with 17 out of 27 contributing.

View a full summary of these conversations and takeaways in this summary report.

This has been made possible through funding from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the NH Department of Transportation. 

Identified Needs 

The following represent needs identified by most interview respondents and in some surveys. 

Funding and permitting assistance to develop shovel ready projects. 

Cost effective and added value strategies to integrate Green Infrastructure. 

Develop and maintain GIS/mapping systems. 

Communication with the state on permitting deficiencies and state road maintenance. 

Develop/improve local regulatory processes for private stormwater systems. 

Quarterly networking and site visit opportunities with Highway/Road agent staff. 

Events for Contractors/Landscapers to increase stormwater awareness. 

Materials for public outreach. 


UVLSRPC seeks to support municipalities and partners through available funds, as well as fundraising.

Interested to provide feedback on these needs, or request participation?

Please contact Olivia Uyizeye. Phone: 603-349-0021. E-mail: 


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