STORMWATER

The Latest Evolution of Stormwater (PA Township News March 2017) 

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Homeowners Guide to Stormwater BMP Maintenance

What You Need to Know to Take Care of Your Property

 

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The Borough of West Easton invites its residents to review the following information as it pertains to regulation that the Borough is required to accomplish to satisfy DEP requirements during the next 5 years. Please submit any questions or concerns you may have to the Borough office (boroughmanager@WestEastonBorough.org) or in person at Borough Hall,  237 Seventh Street, West Easton, PA.

MS4 NPDES Permit Pollution Reduction Plan (PRP)

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Quick Resource Guide to the MS4 Program

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MS4 Presentation, July 2017

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WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE FLUSH?

Trash it! Don’t Flush it! “Out of sight, out of mind” is the attitude most of us have when it comes to flushing the toilet, running the dishwasher or popping the bathtub drain. But all that dirty water leaving your residence is called “wastewater” which has to end up somewhere. That “somewhere” is the Easton Area Joint Sewer Authority’s (EAJSA) Wastewater Treatment Plant. This plant runs the wastewater through a process that progressively removes solids, dissolved solids and harmful pathogens. By the time water is released into the Delaware River, it has spent many hours in the facility and is clean enough to provide a daily source of clean, fresh water to the river – an average of 5 to 6 million gallons per day.

To read the rest of this article, click here

 

 

 

 MS4 Coloring Book

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What Is An “Illicit Discharge”? Federal regulations define an illicit discharge as “…any discharge to an MS4 that is not composed entirely of stormwater…” 

To learn more on illicit discharges, click the link below:

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination

 

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What Is Stormwater?

Stormwater is water from rain and melted snow that flows across the ground into the storm sewers found at low points and along the sides of streets. The stormwater flows through a system of pipes and roadside ditches that make up the storm sewer system. The water eventually finds its way to lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, and the ocean.

What’s The Problem?

Stormwater becomes a problem when it picks up debris, chemicals, dirt and other pollutants which end up in our receiving waters that we use for drinking water and recreation.

What Can You Do To Help?

Properly dispose of hazardous substances such as used oil, cleaning supplies and paint.

Use pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides properly and efficiently to prevent excess runoff. Avoid blowing grass clippings and leaves into the street. Help keep storm inlets clear of trash and other debris.

Look for signs and other pollutants, such as debris and chemicals, leaving in stormwater runoff or tracked onto roads by construction vehicles. Report poorly managed construction sites that could impact stormwater runoff to our community.

Pick up after your pets and dispose of their waste properly.

Report any discharges from storm system outfalls during times of dry weather. This is a sign that there could be a problem with the storm sewer system.

Install innovative stormwater practices on residential property, such as rain barrels or rain gardens, that capture stormwater and keep it on site instead of letting it drain away into the stormwater system.

For more information, click here  http://water.epa.gov/

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What does it mean to be an MS4 Community?

MS4 Basics

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Only Rain in the Drain

Only Rain in the Drain

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US Environmental Protection Agency

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Northampton County Conservation District

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PA Department of Environmental Protection

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When It Rains It Drains. Understanding stormwater and how it can affect your money, safety, health and the environment. 

Rain Drain Brochure 

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