Foundation offers scholarships

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield County’s Community Foundation provides college scholarships to area students. This year, approximately $1 million will be awarded to more than 400 high school seniors. Scholarships range from $500 to $8,000, and some are renewable.

There are scholarships for students applying to two- and four-year educational institutions and for technical certificate programs. A list of available scholarships for students living in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Milford, Shelton, Stratford, Trumbull and Westport and the online application are on the foundation’s website, fccfoundation.org. The deadline is March 21.

Comment sought

on storm water

discharge report

FAIRFIELD — The General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4 General Permit) is the product of a mandate by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as part of its Stormwater Phase II rules in 1999.

This general permit requires each municipality to take steps to keep the storm water entering its storm sewer systems clean before that storm water enters water bodies.

One important element of this permit is the requirement that towns implement public education programs to make residents aware that storm water pollutants emanate from many of their everyday living activities, and to inform them of steps they can take to reduce pollutants in storm water runoff.

The Engineering Department will officially submit the town’s annual report in March. The public may comment on this report by contacting the department at 203-256-3015.