About Us

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

Stormwater Pollution

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. 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.

The Bangor Area Stormwater Group is comprised of seven municipal communities:

City of Bangor

Member Contact:
Richard May, Stormwater Utility Technician
992-4243

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City of Brewer

Member Contact:
Ken Locke, Director of Environmental Services
989-5417

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Town of Hampden

Member Contact:
Karen Cullen, Town Planner
862-4500

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Town of Milford

Member Contact:
Andrea Dickinson, CES, Inc.
989-4824

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City of Old Town

Member Contact:
John Rouleau, Director of Public Works
944-0921

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Town of Orono

Member Contact:
Belle Ryder, Assistant Town Manager
889-6907

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Town of Veazie

Member Contact:
Mark Leonard, Town Manager
942-1654

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The Bangor Area Stormwater Group encompasses five nested entities:

Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center

Member Contact:
Mark Faulkner, Facilities Management
944-0216

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University of Maine Augusta-Bangor

Member Contact:
Patrick Decker, Facilities Maintenance Manager
262-7734

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Eastern Maine Community College

Member Contact:
George Hanson, Facilities Maintenance Engineer
947-4650

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University of Maine Orono

Member Contact:
Scott Wilkerson, Facilities Safety and Regulatory Compliance Manager
581-3049

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Maine Air National Guard

Member Contact:
Chris Cronin, Environmental Manager
404-7407

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The Bangor Area Stormwater Group has many partners.
Some of them include:

Bangor International Airport

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Maine DEP

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Penobscot County Soil & Water Conservation District

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All working together to make the Bangor Area a better place to live and work.

BASWG Committees

BASWG Contact Information:

Richard May, BASWG Chair
265 Main Street
Old Town, ME 04468
207-827-3974
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Brenda Zollitsch, BASWG Facilitator / Consultant
207-240-0398
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BASWG Executive Committee:

Chair
Richard May
City of Bangor

Vice Chair
John Rouleau
City of Old Town

Second Vice Chair
George Hanson
Eastern Maine Community College

Secretary
Karen Cullen
Town of Hampden

Treasurer
Kyle Drexler
Town of Orono

BASWG Education and Outreach Committee:

Richard May
City of Bangor

Tracy Drew
City of Brewer

Karen Cullen
Town of Hampden

Belle Ryder
Town of Orono

Doug Hill
City of Old Town

Scott Wilkerson
University of Maine

Phil Ruck
Stillwater Environmental Engineering

Kathy Hoppe
Maine DEP

Learn more about the Bangor Area Stormwater Group (BASWG)’s efforts to improve regional water quality through collaborative stormwater management in our community!