Case Study: Nitrogen Reduction Action Planning in Stonington
Stonington’s clean and healthy coastal waters support tourism, boating, fishing and arguably, the world’s best oysters. But nitrogen pollution from wastewater, fertilizers and the atmosphere, threatens the health of rivers, harbors and bays and puts community well-being at risk. Despite great progress upgrading sewage treatment plants, many of Connecticut’s coastal water ways are suffering from hypoxia, harmful algal blooms, nuisance seaweeds and devastating loss of seagrass habitat. But there is hope!