Bangor Area Stormwater Group

The Bangor Area Stormwater Group (BASWG) is a collaboration of 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 joinBASWG Pet Waste Flyer showing a dogtly 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 Bus Wrap with showing litter in a stream

BASWG created a bus wrap to be displayed on community buses in and around Bangor. The bus educates about stormwater pollution, featuring characters from our educational videos.

BASWG Frog Cigarette Poop keep water clean flyer


Executive Committee

Rich May
City of Bangor

Megan Hess
Vice Chair
Town of Orono

Rob Howard
City of Brewer

Kyle Drexler
Town of Orono