The Rural Stormwater Coalition of Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben Counties was formed in December 2007 with the goal of a regional approach to stormwater education and outreach. The regional coalition approach was fostered by the Water Quality Coordinating Committees and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben Counties. The Coalition is made up of local agencies and municipal representatives focusing on stormwater management issues.
What We Do
The Rural Stormwater Coalition provides education and outreach to municipal staff and the general public. Program offerings include municipal trainings on the New York State DEC SPDES general permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity. Currently, the coalition has a rain barrel program for the general public in an effort to reduce stormwater runoff from residential sites.
Jessica Verrigni, CPESC, CPSWQ is assisting municipalities in the 3 County Region (Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben) with:
Construction Site Inspections
Formal complaint investigation
View the SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity Permit Number GP-0-10-001.
Construction Activity Training Sessions for Contractors and Developers dealing with Stormwater, Erosion and Sediment Control
These approved 4-hour training sessions are required for all companies working under NYSDEC's SPDES Stormwater Permit. The next session is noted on the Stormwater homepage.
Please Note: Beginning on May 1, 2010, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Construction Activity Permit, GP-0-10-001, requires all developers, contractors, and subcontractors to identify at least one trained individual from their company who will be responsible for implementing the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan. The individuals responsible for installing, constructing, repairing, maintaining, or inspecting erosion and sediment control measures or constructing post-construction stormwater management practices at SPDES-permitted construction sites are required to attend this course every three years.