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Recent NY-Alert Sewage Spill Notifications

The Sewage Pollution Right to Know Law (SPRTK) requires that publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) and publicly owned sewer systems (POSSs) report sewage spills to the public within four hours of discovery. For information about the law, visit the Sewage Pollution Right to Know webpage.

Sign up for to receive alerts

You can easily sign up to receive these alerts directly to your phone, email, or text via the NY-Alert system. Step by step instructions and guidance videos are available on the Sewage Pollution Right to Know webpage. For information about NY-Alert visit: http://www.nyalert.gov/.

Information about combined sewer overflows (CSOs)

CSOs may discharge untreated sewage when it rains--find out if you live, or recreate in a CSO community and learn about CSOs.

Recent NY-Alert notifications

Below are the sewage spill notifications from the past week that were sent out through NY-Alert. The information from these alerts will help you to make better decisions about where to recreate on New York's waterbodies. Archived sewage spill reports are posted in a spreadsheet on the Sewage Discharge Reports webpage.


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