What is stormwater pollution?
Stormwater pollution comes from many sources. As rainwater and other runoff flows across the ground, lawns, pavement, and rooftops; they pick up harmful contaminants like fertilizers, pesticides, and dirt. When the rainwater hits our streets, the water mixes with waste oil, automotive fluids, and plant debris. Unlike the wastewater we put down our sinks and toilets, stormwater flows to our waterways untreated. This contaminates the water and can harm wildlife.

Stormwater pollution is now considered the most significant source of water pollution in our country. Past water pollution control efforts were directed at industrial sources and good progress has been made. Now, non-industrial activities impact water quality more than industrial operations.

In compliance with state and federal requirements, the Town of Southampton has developed a Stormwater Management Program committed to protecting our waterways by involving and educating our residents about stormwater pollution prevention, regulating stormwater runoff from construction sites, investigating non-stormwater discharges, and reducing non-stormwater run-off from municipal operations.

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1. I need to hire a professional or licensed consultant / contractor (i.e. engineer, land surveyor, etc.). Can the Town refer me to someone?
2. Where can I find the Engineering Fee Schedule?
3. What is stormwater pollution?
4. I have a street flooding issue. Whom should I contact?
5. What is a “Determination of Potential for Flooding” Form, and do I need to file one?
6. Where can I find the Town Road and Drainage Standards?
7. What is a Special Assessment District Covenant?
8. I live on a private road. Where can I find information to bring my private road into the Town Highway System?