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Sign Up to Receive Sewage Discharge Notifications

Sign up to receive sewage spill notifications directly to your phone, email or via text message by signing up for NY-Alert. Follow the quick instructions for new or existing NY-Alert users to create a NY-Alert account and/or customize your account to receive sewage spill notifications.

Quick Sign-Up Instructions

New Users:

  1. Go to the NY-Alert website. (link leaves DEC's website)
  2. Click on "SIGN UP".
  3. Create a NY.gov ID.
  4. Provide your first and last names, email and username.
  5. Click "Create Account".
  6. Confirm your information and click "Continue".
  7. You will receive an email with a link to activate the account.
  8. Choose and answer the three secret questions.
  9. Click "Continue".
  10. Create your password.
  11. Click "Continue" on "Terms of Service".
  12. Click "Edit" next to "My Subscriptions".
  13. Click the "+" next to "Select your County Alerts".
  14. Click the "+" next to the County/Counties you want to receive alerts from.
  15. Check the box of the types of alerts you would like for each county.
    1. Check "Sewage Discharge Notifications".
  16. Click "Save".

Existing Users:

  1. Go to the NY-Alert website. (link leaves DEC's website)
  2. Click on "LOGIN"
  3. Enter your Credentials.
  4. Click "Sign In"
  5. Under "Your Services" heading, click "NY-Alert".
  6. Choose "Edit" next to "My Subscriptions".
  7. Click on the "+" next to "Select Your County Alerts".
  8. Click "Edit" next to "My Subscriptions".
  9. Click the "+" next to "Select Your County Alerts".
  10. Click the "+" next to the County/Counties you want to receive alerts from.
  11. Check the box of the types of alerts you would like for each county.
    1. Check "Sewage Discharge Notifications".
  12. Click "Save"

Note: Checking the box in the grey area next to "Select Your County Alerts" will get you the alerts for all of the counties in the state. Please use the "+" button. See below.

alert subscription form

For more information about NY-Alert, visit the NY-Alert website.(link leaves DEC's website)


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