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How to prevent water and stormwater pollution

Stormwater does not sink into the ground, but comes from rains or melting snow. As it flows over land, it picks up pollutants that are then deposited, untreated, into streams and rivers.

Polluted stormwater can harm the environment, threatening wildlife, food sources and recreation.

Stormwater pollution can be prevented or reduced in a variety of ways, including by going to the carwash rather than washing your car by hand, picking up trash, keeping drains and gutters clear, and cleaning up after pets.

For more information, visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at and read our current flyer.

To report illicit discharge on the SUNY Maritime College campus, contact the Department of Facilities at (718) 409-7323 or