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The Village of Liverpool is required to develop, implement, and enforce a stormwater management program (SWMP) which is designed to reduce the discharge of pollutants from small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) to the maximum extent practicable to protect water quality and to satisfy the appropriate water quality requirements of the Environmental Conservation Law and the Clean Water Act.


According to the federal regulation, the SWMP was required to be fully implemented by January 1, 2008 and consists of the following six minimum control measures:

1. Public Education and Outreach

2. Public Involvement and Participation

3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination

4. Construction Site Runoff Control

5. Post-Construction Runoff Control

6. Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping


To view the Village’s Stormwater Management Plan, click here


To view the Village’s Stormwater Management Annual Report, click here


We welcome comments on both documents. Written comments can be e-mailed to the Clerk’s office at



Residents and businesses are required keep all fats, oil and grease out of the sewer lines by placing them in the garbage.  A clean-up can cost up to $4,000 and we would like to avoid this expense as much as possible. We encourage both residential and commercial businesses to help keep the sewer lines clear. Please note that soap and hot water will not dilute the grease sufficiently to prevent solidification in the sewer pipes and may contribute to a clog.


Drainage inlets and storm drains are for the collection and conveyance of stormwater. They are not intended as a place to intentionally dump waste, contaminants, and pollutants. This includes oil, fertilizer, paints, pesticides, concrete, stone, dirt and pet waste.


It is also a violation to drain swimming pool water containing any chemicals or detergent from automobile washing in to a public street, catch basin or storm drain, or to leave grass clippings on any street or public sidewalk.


If you suspect somebody is dumping any material into the storm water system, please report it immediately. Onondaga County Stormwater Pollution Hotline at (315) 435-3157. The hotline is staffed 24-hours, 7 days a week.


Construction and Stormwater

Any construction activity that disturbs soil is regulated. The Construction Stormwater General Permit requires owners and operators of projects disturbing one or more acres of soil to develop and comply with a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).


The following links provide detailed information on the program.

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

US Environmental Protection Agency

Phase II Stormwater Management Program:

Information for Contractors:

CNY Stormwater Coalition

For Hazardous Waste Information:


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