Departments

Stormwater Management

Stormwater Management

MS4 Stormwater Public Contact:

Town Engineer
Wayne Bieler PE
4295 South Buffalo Street
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 716-662-6425
Fax: 716-662-6488

Other MS4 Contacts, Departments, Boards, and/or Employees:

Building Inspector
Andy Geist
4295 South Buffalo Street
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 716-662-6430
Fax: 716-662-6419

Stormwater Contact Information

The Stormwater Hotline is provided for the public to call and report stormwater quality problems. All calls are confidential and callers will remain anonymous. Please contact us to report any of the following.

  • Actual or suspected illegal discharges to the storm sewer system
  • Foul smells in the drainage system or waterway
  • Unusual colors or cloudiness in a waterway
  • Spills
  • Trash or debris in a drainage system or waterway
  • A leaking automobile
  • Wash-water being dumped on the street
  • Paint in a creek

The MS4 Stormwater Management Program and Plan:

Basic Stormwater Information for the Public

  • Stormwater Reporting Hotline

    The Stormwater Hotline is provided for the public to call and report stormwater quality problems. All calls are confidential and callers will remain anonymous. Please contact us to report any of the following.

    • Actual or suspected illegal discharges to the storm sewer system
    • Foul smells in the drainage system or waterway
    • Unusual colors or cloudiness in a waterway
    • Spills
    • Trash or debris in a drainage system or waterway
    • A leaking automobile
    • Wash-water being dumped on the street
    • Paint in a creek

    MS4 Stormwater Public Contact:

    Wayne Bieler PE 
    Town Engineer
    4295 South Buffalo Street
    Orchard Park, NY 14127

    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 716.662.6425
    Fax: 716.662.6488

    Other MS4 Contacts, Departments, Boards, and/or Employees:

    Andy Geist
    Building Inspector
    4295 South Buffalo Street
    Orchard Park, NY 14127

    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 716.662.6430
    Fax: 716.662.6419

  • What is Stormwater?

    Stormwater is water from rain or melting snow that doesn’t soak into the ground but runs off into waterways. As the runoff flows over the land or impervious surfaces (such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops), it may accumulate debris, chemicals, sediment or other pollutants that could adversely affect water quality in the receiving waterbody.

    Polluted runoff may impact lakes, rivers, wetland and other waterways in a variety of ways. For example, transported soil may cloud the waterway and interfere with the habitat of fish and plant life. Nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen (that are often found in fertilizer) can promote the overgrowth of algae, deplete oxygen in the waterway and be harmful to other aquatic life. Toxic chemicals from automobiles, sediment from construction activities and careless application of pesticides and herbicides threaten the health of the receiving waterway and can kill fish and other aquatic life. Bacteria from human and animal wastes can make nearby lakes and streams unsafe for wading, swimming and the propagation of edible fish.

    According to an inventory conducted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), half of the impaired waterways studied are affected by stormwater runoff originating in urban/suburban areas and construction sites. Stormwater management, especially in urban areas, is the focus for seeking further reductions in pollution in waterways.

  • Local Stormwater Contacts

    MS4 Stormwater Public Contact:

    Wayne Bieler PE 
    Town Engineer
    4295 South Buffalo Street
    Orchard Park, NY 14127

    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 716.662.6425
    Fax: 716.662.6488

    Other MS4 Contacts, Departments, Boards, and/or Employees:

    Andy Geist
    Building Inspector
    4295 South Buffalo Street
    Orchard Park, NY 14127

    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 716.662.6430
    Fax: 716.662.6419

  • Links to Other Stormwater Related Agencies and Organizations