Stormwater / MS4 Information

Chemung County Stormwater Public Outreach Campaign

The Chemung County Public Outreach Campaign for Stormwater is funded through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Water Quality Improvement Program grant. The commercials and brochures were developed to educate the public on how to prevent pollution to stormwater runoff.

Stormwater Management Design Manual

(August 2010) New York State DEC has updated the New York State Stormwater Management Design Manual. This manual is a key component of the Phase II State Pollution Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) general permit for stormwater runoff from construction activities. The Chemung County Stormwater Coalition strongly urges designers to begin using this updated version. 

Purchase the New York State (NYS) Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control (Blue Book) and or the NYS Stormwater Management Design Manual online at the Soil and Water Conservation Society website.

Did you know the U.S. loses 600 million tons of sediment each year. That is enough to cover more than 400 football fields per day to a depth of 1 foot.