Sewage Discharge Reports
Information based on the 2 hour sewage discharge reports from publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) and publicly owned sewer systems (POSSs) submitted to DEC is compiled in the searchable, sortable spreadsheet, ssoreports.xls (Excel, 17 KB).
For information about combined sewer overflows (CSOs) visit the CSO Wet Weather Advisory web page.
Description of information received to the extent knowable using existing systems and models
Date/Time of Discharge-- approximate date and time that the discharge was discovered
Location of Discharge--as detailed as possible, but options include: name of receiving waterbody, closest street address or defining landmark, GPS coordinates
Duration of Discharge--estimation of expected duration of discharge at the time the report was submitted
Volume of Discharge--estimation of the volume of discharge
Treated State of Discharge--either Untreated, Primary Treatment with Disinfection, Primary Treatment without Disinfection, or Other with explanation
Reason(s) for Discharge--information about why the discharge occurred
Description of Corrective Action(s)--brief summary of preventative or corrective actions taken in response to discharge
For more information
Contact the Division of Water by email or at 518-402-8233.