Stormwater is rain and snowmelt runoff from roadways, construction sites, parking lots, and roof drains that is collected in gutters and drains to a local waterway such as the Genesee River or Lake Ontario. Stormwater pollution is the sediment, bacteria, fertilizers, pesticides, automotive fluids, and other materials that are washed from these surfaces during a rainstorm or snow melt. In most cases, stormwater runoff is not treated at a wastewater treatment plant.
The Town of Irondequoit maintains a stormwater management plan (SWMP) and is committed to educating and working together with residents and local businesses have clean stormwater. Irondequoit discharges stormwater in accordance with the NYSDEC SPEDES general permit for stormwater discharges from municipal separate storm systems (MS4).
The Town of Irondequoit collaborates with the Monroe County Stormwater Coalition and promotes education through Larry, the H2O Hero.
Visit the website https://www.h2ohero.org/ and Remember, only Rain Down the Drain!
In 2004, the Town of Irondequoit created a Town Wide Drainage District to help comply with state and federal regulations regarding storm water systems and discharges.
The Department of Public Works is currently undertaking an effort to upgrade and replace deteriorated and undersized storm drains throughout the Town.
If you have questions or concerns regarding drainage in your area, please call the DPW at 585-336-6090.