“Chemung County DPW – NYS DEC MS4 Stormwater Coalition Annual Report”
Monday, May 1, 2017
Horseheads – The Department of Public Works is pleased to announce that its “MS4 Stormwater Annual Report” is available for public viewing and comment on the County DPW webpage. Click here.
An MS4 is "a conveyance or system of conveyances owned by a State, City, Town, Village, or other public entity that discharges to the Waters of the United States and is:
What is Stormwater?
Nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen can promote the overgrowth of algae, deplete oxygen in the waterway and be harmful to other aquatic life. Toxic chemicals from automobiles, sediment from construction activities and careless application of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers threaten the health of the receiving waterway and can kill fish and other aquatic life. Bacteria from animal wastes and illicit connections to sewerage systems can make nearby lakes and bays unsafe for wading, swimming and the propagation of edible shellfish. According to an inventory conducted by the US EPA, half of the impaired waterways are affected by urban/suburban and construction sources of stormwater runoff.
For more information, please visit the Chemung County Stormwater Coalition’s website. Click here.
To comment on the DPW MS4 Stormwater Coalition Annual Report, please use one of the following methods:
1. E-mail Public Works Commissioner Andrew Avery at: