Village Of New Hartford
 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 Watershed
  • Primary Receiving Waterbodies:
    • Sauquoit Creek
Maps of the MS4 Area:
Stormwater System Map (PDF - 302.6 KB)
Population Characteristics:
  Within Municipality Within MS4 Area
Total Population 2000 census = 1,886 Same
Population Density 3,087 per  sq. mile Same
Number of Households 857  Same
Acres 400 Same
Development and Land Use Characteristics:
  Within Municipality Within MS4 Area
Percent of Developed Area 99%  (est.) Same
Percent of Undeveloped Area 1% (est.) Same
Residential Acreage 270 = 67.4%  Same
Commercial Acreage 89 = 22.2% Same
Number of Building Permits Issued None Over acre Same
Residential Transition 41 =10.3%  Same