Storm Water Management

Storm Water Management

How to prevent water and storm water pollution

What is storm water?

Storm water does not sink into the ground, but comes from rains or melting snow. As it flows over land, it picks up pollutants that are then deposited, untreated, into streams and rivers. 

Polluted storm water can harm the environment, threatening wildlife, food sources and recreation. 

Storm water pollution can be prevented or reduced in a variety of ways, including by going to the carwash rather than washing your car by hand, picking up trash, keeping drains and gutters clear, and cleaning up after pets.


For more information:

Visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at

To report illicit discharge on the SUNY Maritime College campus, contact the Department of Facilities at (718) 409-7323 or

Click here to review SUNY Maritime College's MS4 annual report.