The Town of Brusnwick is a designated MS4 community. Small municipal stormwater sewer systems (MS4s) that are located within the boundaries of a Census Bureau defined "urbanized area" are regulated under EPA's Phase II Stormwater Rule. This requires MS4s to develop a stormwater management program that will reduce the amount of pollutants carried by stormwater during storm events to waterbodies to the "maximum extent practicable". The goal of the program is to improve water quality and recreational use of waterways.
The Town of Brunswick Adopted two local laws in 2007 which establish the legal frame work for the program. The first law was the Stormwater Management Law No. 5 of 2007 (Link to: Local Law No. 5 2007) and the second was Illicit Discharge Activities Law No. 6 of 2007 (Link to: Local Law No. 6 2007) Also as part of the MS4 program the Town has a local Stormwater Management Plan addressing the six minimum control measures.