The City of Newburgh is a regulated MS4. The City contains a series of stormsewer pipes, catch basins and other stormwater related infrastructure that discharges directly to one of the several waterbodies located within the City. The City’s Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining the separate stormsewer infrastructure. The City’s Stormwater Management Officer (SMO) is responsible for compliance issues related to stormwater and the MS4 community.

MS4 Documentation & Reporting

The Phase II Stormwater Program of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) requires certain municipalities and other entities that operate Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) to prepare and implement a Stormwater Management Plan. The City of Newburgh is considered an MS4 area, subject to these regulations.

The current Municipal Separate Storm Sewer General Permit, GP-0-15-003, requires under Part V(C)(1) an Annual Report that documents the City's efforts toward five (5) minimal control measures. The reporting period is March 10th through March 9th of the following year and the final report must be submitted to the NYSDEC no later than June 1st. The latest annual report is offered below for public review and comment:

In a continual effort to improve the way the City of Newburgh handles stormwater, we encourage public involvement and comment on the documents provided above. Please email us all comments or call 845-569-7447.

Stormwater Annual Reports

IDDE Outfall Inspection

Part VII.B.3.d of the NYSDEC SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges requires the City of Newburgh to conduct an outfall reconnaissance inventory. Up to the 2017 Reporting Year the City had 36 documented outfalls that were rarely inspected for dry-weather flow. In late 2016 and early 2017 City staff revisited the inventory and conducted a revised outfall reconnaissance inventory from scratch, resulting in 283 documented outfalls. The documented outfalls are to be screened once every 5 years for dry-weather discharge. View the Storm Sewer Outfall Inventory Map (PDF).

Annual Outfall Inspections