Stormwater Management

What is Stormwater?

Stormwater consists of rainwater or snowmelt that does not percolate through soil and flows directly into a storm sewer system. These storm sewer systems ultimately expel into waterways, water bodies, or conveyance ditches within the Town of Vestal and can sometimes be identified by manhole lids or marked catch basins. Since stormwater is transported into clean bodies of water it is important to eliminate pollutants and also maintain the network so that our community is environmentally friendly and at minimal risk of flooding.
TOV Storm Water Management Plan (2017)

Our department inspects and records many stormwater management practices (SMP's) which include:

  • Culverts
  • Outfalls
  • Catch basins
  • Retention Ponds
The Town of Vestal is also part of the Broome Tioga Stormwater Coalition (BTSC), which aims to bring surrounding municipalities together in order to share resources and information to help manage respective storm sewer systems to federal and state requirements.

The Coalition has been working on obtaining new mapping software and equipment to aid in the documentation of stormwater systems. This program can improve on the access of information between departments of outfalls, manholes, and numerous other system structures within the Town of Vestal.
BTSC Asset Mapping Proposal

A Storm Water Pollution and Prevention Plan (SWPPP) is required in construction that disturbs more than one acre of property. This plan lays out on site plans where preventative measures are placed in order to keep storm sewer systems uncontaminated.

There are currently 5 active SWPPP's in the Town of Vestal:

Number Name Tax Map ID Status As of Date
#50  Vestal Chateau  206.01-1-32 Active  6/17/2022
#51  River's Edge  159.15-1-32 Active  10/5/2022
#52  Fire Station #4  158.15-1-5 Active  9/12/2022
#54  Vestal Memorial Pool  157.18-2-16 Active  5/12/2023
#55  Foster Road Dump Site  174.04-1-11 Active  8/21/2023

FOG Permits
Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) permits are required by establishments that prepare food, in order to protect public health and maintain the Town of Vestal's sanitary sewer system. Each applicant specifies the interceptor(s) used in the facility and a discharge hauler.
TOV FOG Program (2015)