Stormwater Management

Report Stormwater Warnings Anonymously!

Stormwater Hotline:

(315) 724-2313
The Stormwater Hotline is provided for the public to call and report stormwater quality problems. All calls are confidential, and callers will remain anonymous. Please contact us to report any of the following.

  • Actual or suspected illegal discharges to the storm sewer system
  • Foul smells in the drainage system or waterway
  • Unusual colors or cloudiness in a waterway
  • Spills
  • Trash or debris in a drainage system or waterway
  • A leaking automobile
  • Wash-water being dumped on the Street
  • Paint in a creek
Village of Yorkville

By Phone - Please contact:

Highway Superintendent
Village Street Dept.
168 Campbell Ave.
Yorkville, NY 13495

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (315) 724-2313
Fax: (315) 736-9394

Outside Partners and Their Roles:

Herkimer-Oneida Counties Comprehensive Planning Program
J. Breiten
321 Main Street
Utica, NY 13501

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (315) 798-5710

Oneida County Soil and Water Conservation District
J. Humphreys
121 2nd St.
Oriskany, NY 13424

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (315) 736-3334

What is Stormwater?

Stormwater is water from rain or melting snow that doesn't soak into the ground but runs off into waterways. As the runoff flows over the land or impervious surfaces (such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops), it may accumulate debris, chemicals, sediment, or other pollutants that could adversely affect water quality in the receiving waterbody.

Polluted runoff may impact lakes, rivers, wetlands, and other waterways in a variety of ways. For example, transported soil may cloud the waterway and interfere with the habitat of fish and plant life. Nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen (that are often found in fertilizer) can promote the overgrowth of algae, deplete oxygen in the waterway and be harmful to other aquatic life. Toxic chemicals from automobiles, sediment from construction activities, and careless application of pesticides and herbicides threaten the health of the receiving waterway and can kill fish and other aquatic life. Bacteria from human and animal wastes can make nearby lakes and streams unsafe for wading, swimming, and the propagation of edible fish.

According to an inventory conducted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), half of the impaired waterways studied are affected by stormwater runoff originating in urban/suburban areas and construction sites. Stormwater management, especially in urban areas, is the focus for seeking further reductions in pollution in waterways.

Fact Sheets and Miscellaneous Stormwater Publications:

Informing residents and businesses about potential water quality impacts that may be caused by polluted stormwater runoff is key to our stormwater program. Below is a list of Stormwater Fact Sheets and miscellaneous publications geared toward the general public that outline potential impacts from polluted stormwater runoff and/or steps the community can take to reduce those pollutants.