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NPDES MS4 Permit from DEP

As part of the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed stormwater management regulations to improve water quality. The Township was required to apply for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit which is administered through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). This permit is a 5-year program which began in 2003. The permit is broken up into 6 control measures which include: Public Outreach and Education, Public Participation and Involvement, Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination, construction site stormwater runoff control, Post-Construction Storm Water Management in New Development and Redevelopment, and Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations and Maintenance.

The pages in this department are set up to address some of these issues and communicate with Township residents and businesses about different things that affect stormwater. If you have any additional questions, please contact Erin McPherson by email or 610-408-3617.

Resources

When Washing Your Car... [PDF]

Stormwater is Everybody's Business [PDF]

Don't Let Storm Water Run Off With Your Time and Money [PDF]

Protecting Water Quality from Urban Runoff [PDF]

When It Rains, It Drains [PDF]

Every Little Bit Helps [PDF]

You Can Curb Water Pollution by Starting in Your Own Back Yard [PDF - PSATS Township Today]