Stormwater Management


The City of Brunswick is committed to the environmental health of the Brunswick community and continues to take steps to ensure the responsible stewardship of adjacent waterways, wetlands and forests. The City relies on local waterways for our water supply, and strives to protect these water resources through good stormwater practices, illicit discharge elimination, and resource conservation. Through these efforts, the City is working to aid in the restoration of the Potomac River and smaller tributaries within the watershed. When possible, infiltration and on-site groundwater recharge practices should take precedence.
The City asks that citizens report all illicit discharges into the storm sewer system. Illicit discharges include, but are not limited to:
  • chlorinated water
  • oil and grease
  • paint and solvents
  • fertilizer
  • chemicals, detergents, and cleaning agents
  • any other liquids that are not stormwater drainage 
These should be reported to City Hall at 301-834-7500 or click here to report immediately.
The City is currently permitted by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) under the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) Phase II General Permit for jurisdictions with populations of less than 100,000 individuals. Coverage under this permit or an individual permit from the MDE is required to remain in compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

MS4 Annual Reporting

MS4 Year 1 Progress Reporting (2019)

Year 1 Progress Report Documents (As Submitted October 30, 2019)

Year 1 MDE Response Letter & Comments (Received January 17, 2020)

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