The Stormwater Coalition of Albany County is comprised of 11 municipalities and the University at Albany with each Coalition member providing mutual support and assistance in implementing MS4 Permit requirements. The Stormwater Coalition was formed in 2008 by local governments in Albany County that previously participated in two NYSDEC Stormwater Implementation grants. Membership is open to municipalities and public institutions that are regulated by the Clean Water Act. The Coalition is an independent, self-funded organization which relies on annual membership fees to cover administrative expenses. Albany County, is both a dues-paying Member and host of the Coalition, providing office space and administrative staff support to the Coalition. Albany County Stormwater Coalition offices are located in the Albany County Health Dept Building, 175 Green Street, B026, Albany, NY. Currently there is one full time Stormwater Program Coordinator and a full time Stormwater Program Technician.
In addition to serving as the central resource for Coalition members in compliance and implementation of MS4 Permit requirements, members collaboratively implement various components of a comprehensive Stormwater Management Program which addresses each of the following:
1. Public Education and Outreach
2. Public Involvement and Participation
3. Detection and Elimination of Illicit Stormwater Discharges
4. Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
5. Post- Construction Stormwater Management
6. Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations
The Stormwater Coalition of Albany County is governed by a Board of Directors, which consists of one representative from each participating “MS4” municipality. In addition, all Member Participants are co-signatories of the formal inter-municipal agreement establishing and organizing the Coalition. The agreement outlines the organizational structure, conditions and terms of membership, and applicable fee schedules for Member Participants.
Coalition Stormwater Program and Plan – SWMP Document (SWMPv3 2015 to 2017) and Program Implementation Documents (By MCMs & BMPs)