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Stormwater & MS4
What Is MS4?
Untreated or uncontrolled storm water runoff is the number one cause of impairment in our local waterways. Polluted runoff is often transported through municipal drainage systems until it eventually discharges into streams, lakes, and rivers untreated.
An MS4, or Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System, is comprised of drainage systems, including streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels and storm pipes, owned by a state, county, city, town, township, borough or other public entity.
The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) storm water Phase II regulations require permit coverage for storm water discharges from MS4s, mainly those located in urbanized areas.
Therefore, most Townships and Boroughs are required to comply with the MS4 Program.
This newsletter will provide more information on MS4.
The following links will provide valuable information on stormwater management and it's importance.
- DEP Stream Repair Fact Sheet
- Stormwater Management Fee Rate Study February 7, 2018 (Do not use the credit application or appeal form from this document. See below for current forms.)
- Stormwater Management Fee Credit Application and Instructions
- Stormwater Management Fee Appeal Form and Instructions
- Township Stormwater Ordinance
- Stormwater Management Fee Ordinance
- Intermunicipal Agreement on Lebanon Area Pollution Reduction
- Pennsylvania DEP Stormwater Management
- Stormwater Management Fee FAQs
- EPA Urban Facts
- When It Rains It Drains Brochure
- Stormwater Runoff Challenge (Puzzle)
- Backyard Conservation Booklet
- After the Storm Brochure
- Center for Watershed Protection
- Rain Gardens
- Build a Rain Barrel
- MS4 Map Index
- NPDES MS4 Annual Report 2016
- Lebanon County Clean Water Alliance/County Planning
- Quittapahilla Watershed Association
- Lebanon County Clean Water Alliance
- Swimming Pool Water Discharge Guidelines