Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission

Who We Are

 

The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission (IWWC) is an appointed commission charged with the protection of wetlands and watercourses in Windsor.  Through its Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Regulations, the IWWC regulates all activity in close proximity to, or otherwise impacting wetlands and watercourses.

 

The IWWC is supported by the Planning Department and the Staff Development Team: a multi-disciplinary team of Town officials charged with comprehensively reviewing all development proposals and applications pending before the Commission.

 

 

Commission Information

 

Members:               Current Membership

 

Address:                 Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission

                              c/o Planning Department

                              275 Broad Street

                              Windsor, CT 06095

 

Location:                 Town Hall, Second Floor

 

General Phone:       (860) 285-1987

Fax Phone               (860) 285-1809

General e-mail        planning@townofwindsorct.com

 

 

Commission Staff

 

 

Tom Hazel

Inland Wetlands Agent/Environmental Planner

hazel@townofwindsorct.com

(860) 285-1987

 

 

Meeting Documents

 

Agendas

Actions

Minutes

Applications

 

 

Ordinances and Regulations

 

Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Regulations

 

 

Maps

 

Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Map (under development - please visit the Planning Department to view the official map book)

 

Application Forms

 

Inland Wetlands Permit - Full Application

Inland Wetlands Permit - Short Form Application (for homeowners with activity outside of a wetland or watercourse)

 

Standard Conditions

 

Typcial Standard Conditions

 

Glossary of Terms

 

Glossary of Planning, Zoning, and Wetlands Terms

 

Did You Know?

Polluted stormwater runoff containing automotive oil and grease, agricultural chemicals and waste, and residential lawn chemicals; salination from rising sea levels; industrial discharges; pouring unused medications or household chemicals down the drain; failed septic systems and sewage overflows; illegal dumping; and oil and gas production are just a few of the things that can polute surface water and groundwater, making it toxic to plants and animals as well as humans.  The scarcity of drinking water around the world is making potable (drinking) water the oil or gold of the future, which nations will go to war to sieze or protect.  The Southwest is experincing record droughts that could make life in parts of Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas impossible.  The Ogallala Acquifer that irrigates the the nation's agricultural heartland took millions of years to form and is being drained in a matter of decades.  Even cities like Atlanta are fighting legal battles with neighboring cities such as Chatanooga over water rights.  New England's abundance of clean water is a precious natural resource that can't be taken for granted, and if we protect it, the nation and the world will turn to us with envy when they have squandered theirs or built beyond the ability of their water supplies to sustain them.  Think twice before you carelessly pollute this precious resource.