The Town of Guilderland is a member of the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County.
The Coalition is comprised of 10 municipalities, Albany County, and the University at Albany. Albany County hosts the Coalition and the office is located in the Albany County Health Department building at:
175 Green Street Albany, NY 12202
All members contribute annual dues and as a member, we receive Coalition services and implement Clean Water Act mandates collaboratively.
For information about the Coalition, stormwater pollution prevention, and permit activities, go to the Coalition website.
Sediment washing into streams is one of the largest water quality problems in New York. Sediment can kill or weaken fish and other organisms and adversely impact aquatic habitats.
On most construction sites, vegetation that holds the soil in place and protects it from erosive forces of rain runoff is removed. During rainfall or snowmelt, the exposed soil may be easily eroded and transported to nearby streams, lakes, or wetlands.
One of the many ways that can help prevent this problem, is to install a stabilization fence (silt fence), around the work zone to prevent erosion.
Remember, it is up to each one of us to do our part to protect the environment, be a good neighbor, and comply with the law. For additional information regarding the discharge of water from swimming pools and other water problems requiring permits contact the Stormwater Officer at Town Hall at 518-356-1980, ext. 1072, or Region 4 NYSDEC office at 518-367-2380.