Storm Water Management Board:
Storm Water Management Commissioner - Liaison:
Wm. F. Kavanaugh
Storm Water Management Administrator:
Questions or complaints regarding storm water? Please call Tavi Wydicks at 812.853.2728.
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) is a federally directed program. It is a comprehensive program that will help protect our water quality and our environment. Its purpose is to reduce water pollution and protect water quality. The good news is that it is good for the environment and will ultimately help reduce many health hazards and ecological destruction resulting from water pollution. The bad news is it, of course, costs money. Although the federal government mandates that municipalities implement this program, there are no federal or state funds dedicated to assist local communities in complying.
According to national studies, storm water runoff is the leading source of water pollution. Storm water runoff carries pollutants such as pesticides, fertilizers, oils, metals, salt, sediment, litter, debris, and construction waste. All of this pollution goes untreated directly into our water. The purpose of MS4 is to monitor, detect, control, and prevent these types of pollution.
The image to the right shows the lobby display at Town Hall that illustrates what the MS4 program means to Newburgh. Visit us anytime to take a look at what you can do to help keep our waterways clean.
For more information about of MS4 read "MS4 for Dummies" by Steve Kaelble which is available online HERE.
Rain Garden and Rain Barrel Information
Town of Newburgh MS4 Operator:
Christy Powell, firstname.lastname@example.org, 812.853.3578