Stormwater Compliance

NYSDEC MS4 Storm Water Compliance Page

Every Village in Nassau County is responsible for complying with a NYSDEC Storm Water Discharge Permit (MS4). Four years ago, the Village committed itself to developing a Storm Water Management Plan and in this plan there were several items that the Village stated it would complete in order to educate the public with the ultimate goal of protecting the water quality of Manhasset Bay and Mill Pond.

Below are several useful links to pages to help reduce waste. This page will be updated to describe the permit program, requirements and how the Village is complying with the program.

MS4 Annual Report – 2017-2018

The 2017-2018 Annual Report for the Village of Port Washington North Storm Water Management Program is presented below to solicit comments from the general public with regard to our program. Please submit any comments regarding the report to clerk@portwashingtonnorth.org.

The report can be found here.

MS4 Annual Report – 2016-2017

The 2016-2017 FINAL Annual Report for the Village of Port Washington North Storm Water Management Program is presented below to solicit comments from the general public with regard to our program. Please submit any comments regarding the report to clerk@portwashingtonnorth.org.

The report can be found here.

MS4 Annual Report – 2015-2016

The 2015-2016 FINAL Annual Report for the Village of Port Washington North Storm Water Management Program is presented below to solicit comments from the general public with regard to our program. Please submit any comments regarding the report to clerk@portwashingtonnorth.org.

The report can be found here.

MS4 Annual Report – 2014-2015

The 2014-2015 Annual Report for the Village of Port Washington North Storm Water Management Program is presented below to solicit comments from the general public with regard to our program. Please submit comments regarding the report to clerk@portwashingtonnorth.org.

The report can be found here.

Local Laws

Port North adopted two ordinances required by the NYSDEC to help protect storm water. Below are links to the ordinances, which have been added to the Village Code. (click on each link for a PDF copy of the new laws)

Local Law 2 of 2007 – Illicit Discharge Protection

Local Law 4 of 2007 – Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance


To report an Illicit Discharges (illegal discharges) to the storm sewers call the Nassau County Department of Public Works Hotline at (516)571-7535. You can submit a report 24 hours a day. Additional information can be found by clicking here.

Manhasset Bay Protection Committee Publications

Bilge Sock Brochure

Clean Boating Tips Brochure

Native Plant Garden Brochure

Storm Water Publications

Kids Crossword Puzzle (PDF Format) – Provides a fun learning opportunity for middle school children and can be used to generate classroom discussion or further
exploration of water pollution issues. May be customized. Printed copies are no longer available from EPA. EPA 841-H-03-002

After The Storm(PDF Format) – A broad overview of stormwater pollution, including runoff from residential and commercial properties, farms, construction sites, automotive facilities, forestry operations, and others. EPA 833-B-03-002

Home Owners Guide to Improve Storm Water (PDF Format) – This short brochure is targeted directly to homeowners and provides tips on a wide variety of simple things that homeowner’s can do to prevent stormwater pollution. May be customized. EPA 833-B-03-003

Storm Water Bookmark

Septic Systems Fact Sheet - Most home in Port North do not have septic tanks, if you do, download a fact sheet on how to inspect and upgrade your septic system (Long Island Sound Study).

Pathogens Fact Sheet - Pathogens are why Manhassset Bay is listed as an Impaired Waterbody on the NYSDEC’s 303d List. Download a fact sheet from the Long Island Sound Study.

Nassau County Brochure - Landscaping, fertilizer tips, Logo Contest Winner, useful information pertaining to storm water.

Pet Waste – Keep pet waste out of the Bay. Download a brochure from the Long Island Sound Study organization.

Storm Water Door Hanger – (PDF Format) – Provides a friendly reminder to keep trash, chemicals, and other pollutants out of storm drains. For use by stormwater inspectors and other local officials, in conjunction with illicit discharge elimination systems. May be customized. You may use this file to reproduce this door hanger. Printed copies are no longer available from EPA. EPA 833-F-03-002

NYSDEC Lawn Care Publications

Everything You Wanted To Know About Composting, But Were Afraid To Ask – (PDF Format, 293k) – Provides a description on how to make a compost pile and its beneficial uses.

Leave It On The Lawn – (PDF Format, 68k) – Provides a description of lawn care waste reduction tips and beneficial use of grass recycling.

NYSDEC Recycling Publications

How to stop junkmail – (PDF Format, 112k) – Copy of NYSDEC web.

How to stop credit card offers via mail – (PDF Format, 106k) – Copy of NYSDEC web page.

Reusable Lunchbox – (PDF Format, 111k) – NYSDEC brochure on reducing waste from school lunches.

Reuse It Or Lose It – (PDF Format, 481k) – 15 page NYSDEC brochure on recycling.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Compost and Buy Recycled – (PDF Format, 612k) – 3 page NYSDEC brochure on recycling.

Your School Can Stop (save that outgoing paper) – (PDF Format, 101k) – 4 page NYSDEC brochure on school paper recycling.

STOP (save that office paper) – (PDF Format, 52k) – 3 page NYSDEC brochure on office paper recycling.

NYSDEC Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Publications

Managing and Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste Guidance Document – (PDF Format, 211k) – 17 page NYSDEC guide.

Household Hazardous Waster Disposal and Alternatives Chart – (PDF Format, 22k) – 2 page Albany County League of Women Voters brochure.

Automotive Product Disposal – (PDF Format, 66k) – 2 page NYSDEC brochure on disposal of brake fluid, antifreeze, used oil, carburetor cleaners, gasoline, diesel, and used batteries.

Don’t Let Your Tires, Used Oil and Lead Acid Batteries Pollute the Environment – (PDF Format, 49k) – 2 page NYSDEC brochure on disposal of auto related items.

Cleaning and Maintenance Product Disposal – (PDF Format, 40k)- 2 page NYSDEC brochure on disposal of bleach, oven cleaners, drain openners, surface cleaners, polishes, waxes, ammonia and adhesives.

Pesticide Disposal – (PDF Format, 39k) – 2 page NYSDEC brochure on pesticide disposal.

Paint Disposal – (PDF Format, 556k) – 3 page NYSDEC brochure on latex, oil based, hobby and aerosol paint disposal.

Solvent Disposal – (PDF Format, 39) – 2 page NYSDEC brochure on solvent disposal (nail polish, paint removers, degreasers, septic cleaners)

MS4 Annual Reports

Prior Year Reports

The MS4 Annual Reports for the Village of Port Washington North Stormwater Management Program are presented below. If you have any comments on this report, please submit to: clerk@portwashingtonnorth.org.

2013-2014 Stormwater Report

2012-2013 Report

2009-2010 Year 7 (w/o attachments)

2008-2009 Year 6 New Permit

2007-2008 Year 5 (w/o appendices)

2006-2007 Year 4 (w/o appendices)

Comments are closed.