TOWN OF NEW CASTLE STORMWATER
Stormwater run-off occurs when rainfall and snowmelt is unable to permeate and soak into the ground. As a result run-off flows across impermeable surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways and the roadways picking up debris and pollutants along the way.
As land is developed more and more natural vegetation and tree cover is stripped away, the ability to naturally filter storm water is reduced. Most run-off makes its way untreated into storm sewers which eventually discharge into streams, waterways and bodies we use for drinking, swimming and fishing.
Pursuant to the Clean Water Act (CWA) and in accordance with the Environmental Conservation Law of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation the Town of New Castle Enacted Local Law No.3-2007 known and cited as Chapter 108A: Storm Water Management and Erosion and Sediment Control.
Certain construction activities may be regulated by the Town of New Castle under Chapter 108A, in addition to wetlands permits which quality as a land development activity. In addition certain construction activities may be regulated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and require a SPDES General Permit for Storm Water Permit for Construction Activity.
Yearly, under the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation SPDES General Permit for Storm Water Discharge, the Town is required to submit an annual MS4 Annual Report, outlining public involvement and participation, monitoring of pre and post storm water construction management and pollution prevention. Preparation is a coordinated effort of various Town Departments and Town Staff.
General inquiries regarding storm water runoff and permitting should be directed to the Town's Engineering Staff at 914-238-4723 or 7273. Questions related to catch basin cleaning or storm water piping to the Department of Public Works at 914-238-3968.