Village of
New York Mills
Oneida County, NY
 Stormwater Management 

Characteristics of the MS4

Numerous features of the natural landscape trap runoff and allow rainwater to filter into the ground. Wetlands and ponds can retain significant volumes of water; forests and grasslands absorb water freely. These natural features remove pollutants and slow the rate of surface runoff. Land development often eliminates features that moderate stormwater runoff, may expose soil to erosion, and may exacerbate other negative impacts. It is, therefore, important for the MS4 to inventory, evaluate and characterize the natural, land use and development characteristics of the area. This characterization helps to establish a realistic stormwater management programs whose goal is to maintain pre-development runoff conditions.

Watersheds and Receiving Waterbodies:
  • MS4 Watersheds:
    • Sauquoit Creek Basin
  • Primary Receiving Waterbodies:
    • Sauquoit Creek
    • Mud Creek
Population Characteristics:
  Within Municipality Within MS4 Area
Total Population3191  3191  
Population Density2799/sq m 2799/sq m 
Number of Households    1629  1629 
Development and Land Use Characteristics:
  Within Municipality Within MS4 Area
Percent of Developed Area100%  100%  
Percent of Undeveloped Area0%  0%  
Residential Acreage  
Commercial Acreage  
Number of Building Permits Issued