N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law Section 17-0810
Stormwater management design manual modification

On or before one year following the effective date of this section, the department shall modify the New York State Stormwater Management Design Manual to include the following provisions:


Require signage prohibiting swimming and wading, warning of possible contamination or pollution of the stormwater retention pond, and a description with the depth of the stormwater retention pond;


Define a reasonable slope past the aquatic bench to limit the immediate drop off to the deeper end of the stormwater retention pond;


Require aquatic vegetation be established in the aquatic and safety benches before the stormwater retention pond is rendered in-service;


Ensure maintenance plans include a requirement for examining the status of safety features by the maintenance authority in their routine maintenance schedule of stormwater retention ponds; and


Any other provisions the department deems essential to further promote safety in and around stormwater retention ponds.

Source: Section 17-0810 — Stormwater management design manual modification, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ENV/17-0810 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 17-0810’s source at nysenate​.gov

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