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Litter, dirt, soaps, oil, gas, fertilizer, pet waste, and chemicals can run down pavement and into unfiltered storm drains, contaminating the water supply.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) has a statewide program designed to improve our quality of water. The program requires all municipalities in populated areas to detect and eliminate Non-Point Source Pollution (NPSP). NPSP is a combination of contaminants from various sources that find their way into our streams, lakes, and rivers by way of rainfall and snowmelt. Many of the pollutants include but are not limited to pet waste, soap, oil, gasoline, littler, cigarette butts and sediments. The main outlet of these contaminants is from storm drain discharge. Storm drains offer no means of filtration and are easy targets for illegal dumping. It is important that residents understand that what goes down storm drains ultimately ends up in lakes, streams, and other bodies of water. To insure healthy water for both aquatic life and human consumption we must first detect and hence eliminate NPSP.

 

Hatfield Township is doing its part. The township has begun monitoring and testing of storm sewer outfalls that have flow during dry periods. The township is asking for all residents to cooperate with the inspectors, as some outfalls are located on private properties. All information from this inspection will be used to remedy any area deemed polluted.

The township is asking residents and business owners to do their part. Please dispose of litter and pet waste properly, keeping soaps, oil, gas, and all chemicals off of the pavement and out of storm drains. Also, use fertilizers sparingly and properly, as this can cause unwanted algae growth in bodies of water. And remember, dumping of anything down a storm drain is illegal and violators may be fined.

Stormwater/Water Management Links

DEP

EPA

MISC

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Car Washing Information 
Buffer Planting and Education Model- Powerpoint presentation about the 2003 Castle Heights neighborhood buffer planting and the importance of buffer planting for waterways feeding to watersheds.


For More Information
For any questions or concerns regarding stormwater or to report illicit discharges to the storm sewer system, please call the Township at (215) 855-0900.

DEP

PADEP – MS4 Resources:  http://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Water/PointNonPointMgmt/StormwaterMgmt/Stormwater/Pages/MS4-Resources.aspx#.VtWaHFsrKUk

PADEP - MS4 Stormwater Activity Book for children: http://files.dep.state.pa.us/Water/BPNPSM/StormwaterManagement/MunicipalStormwater/MuniSWResources/MS4_Partners_Stormwater_Activity_Book_2015-rv2.pdf

DEP Southeast Regional Office:  http://www.dep.pa.gov/About/Regional/SoutheastRegion/Pages/default.aspx#.VtWfKFsrKUk

PA DEP Stormwater Management Program:  http://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Water/PointNonPointMgmt/StormwaterMgmt/Pages/default.aspx#.VtWiP1srKUl

DEP – E&S for Single Family Homes and Minor Construction Projects:  http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/Get/Document-107599/3150-FS-DEP4096.pdf

DEP – Snow Management and Removal: 

http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/Get/Document-109526/3800-FS-DEP1634.pdf

DEP – Swimming Pool Discharge Guidelines: 

http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/Get/Document-108937/3850-FS-DEP4251.pdf

DEP – Stream Improvement Program:

http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/Get/Document-108190/3130-FS-DEP2179.pdf

DEP – Minimizing Accelerated Soil Erosion & Preventing Sediment Pollution:  http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/Get/Document-107595/3150-FS-DEP1841.pdf

DEP – Reporting Requirements for Spills and Pollution Incidents under PA Clean Streams Law:  http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/Get/Document-101220/3800-FS-DEP4449.pdf

DEP – Water Quality Standards:  http://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Water/PointNonPointMgmt/WaterQuality/Pages/default.aspx#.VtW6sy0o6Uk

EPA

EPA – Stormwater Fact Sheets and Outreach Materials:  https://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/docs.cfm?document_type_id=3&view=Fact%2520Sheets%2520and%2520Outreach%2520Materials&program_id=6&sort=name

EPA - Stormwater Basic Information:  http://www.epa.gov/npdes/npdes-stormwater-program 

EPA - Stormwater Discharges from MS4’s: 

http://www.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater-discharges-municipal-sources#overview

EPA - MS4 Overview:  http://www3.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/fact2-0.pdf

EPA - MS4 Fact Sheet:  http://www3.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/fact2-1.pdf

EPA –Urbanized area Definition:  http://www3.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/fact2-2.pdf

EPA – Public Education and Outreach:  https://www3.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/fact2-3.pdf

EPA – Public Participation and Involvement:  https://www3.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/fact2-4.pdf

EPA – Illicit Discharge, Detection and Elimination:  https://www3.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/fact2-5.pdf

EPA -  Construction Site Runoff Control:  https://www3.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/fact2-6.pdf

EPA – Post-Construction Runoff Control:  https://www3.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/fact2-7.pdf

EPA – Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping:  https://www3.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/fact2-8.pdf

EPA – National Menu of Stormwater Best Management Practices:

http://www.epa.gov/npdes/national-menu-best-management-practices-bmps-stormwater#edu

EPA – Stormwater Permit Coverage for Construction Sites:  https://www3.epa.gov/region10/pdf/water/stormwater_permit_brochure_print.pdf

EPA – After the Storm:

https://www3.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/after_the_storm.pdf

EPA – Stormwater Management Practices: 

http://www.epa.gov/greeningepa/stormwater-management-practices-epa-facilities

EPA – Stormwater Management:  http://www.epa.gov/greeningepa/stormwater-management

EPA – Green Infrastructure:  http://www.epa.gov/green-infrastructure

EPA Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Menu: 

http://www.epa.gov/npdes/national-menu-best-management-practices-bmps-stormwater-documents

EPA – Evaluating the Effectiveness of Municipal Stormwater Programs:  https://www3.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/region3_factsheet_swmp.pdf

EPA – Water Pollution Prevention and Control:  http://www.epa.gov/p2/learn-about-pollution-prevention

MISC

Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy:  http://www.perkiomenwatershed.org/

DEP – Raingardens and Rain Barrels: 

http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/Get/Document-109593/3850-PA-DEP4500.pdf

Rain Barrel Resources:  http://www.rainbarrelresource.com/

PADOT Adopt-a Highway:  http://www.penndot.gov/about-us/AdoptaHighway/Pages/default.aspx#.VtSv9lsrKUk

MCPC -  Stormwater Management in Montgomery County:  http://www.montcopa.org/index.aspx?nid=1738

Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater:  http://www.stormwaterguide.org/static/HomeownersGuide.pdf

Green Guide for Property Management:  http://schuylkillwaters.org/doc_files/Green%20Guide%20for%20Property%20Management.pdf

Center for Watershed Protection Municipal Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping Practices (Manual 9): http://www.in.gov/indot/files/Municipal_Pollution_Prevention_and_Good_Housekeeping.pdf  

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