Storm Water

 Informing residents, businesses, and municipal employees about potential water quality impacts that may be caused by polluted stormwater runoff is key to our stormwater program. Below is a list of 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.

Dog Waste Clean-Up Campaign

Learn how you can greatly improve water quality in Patchogue Bay by picking up after your pets and properly disposing of the waste. 

Dog Waste Clean-Up (PDF)

Boater’s Guide to No-Discharge Zones & Pump-Out Facilities

Patchogue Bay, Great South Bay, and the South Shore Estuary Reserve are designated as No Discharge Zones; therefore, overboard discharge of boat sewage into these waters is prohibited. Learn more about No Discharge Zones and boat sewage pump-out facilities available in Patchogue Bay.

Boater's Guide No Discharge Zones and Pump-Out Facilities (PDF)

Do Not Feed Wild Waterfowl

Waterfowl are wild birds that can locate natural food sources throughout the year. Learn about why supplemental feeding by people is unnecessary and potentially harmful to waterfowl. 

Wild Waterfowl Information Guide (PDF)

Septic System Fact Sheet

Most homes in Patchogue are connected to on-site septic systems (septic tank and/or cesspools) rather than the sanitary sewer system. When nitrogen, phosphorous, and pathogens are discharged from septic systems into groundwater, they represent non-point sources of pollution into our streams and harbors. Learn more about the impacts of septic system on the environment and how to properly care for your septic system.

Septic System Fact Sheet (PDF)

Annual Reports 

View Annual Storm Water Reports

EPA's Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool

The EPA is happy to announce the release of EPA's Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST v1) for public distribution.

Most provides communities with the ability to assess the utility of green infrastructure practices as part of a larger Integrated Water Resources Management strategy.