Storm Water Management

Never put anything into storm sewers, including oil, paint, soap, debris, leaves, etc.  Storm sewers do not go to the sewer plant, but discharge directly into our streams.  You might be pouring oil into your own drinking water!  Additional stormwater runoff and pollution prevention tips are available at  andwww.epagov./nps/toolbox/beta.  Do your part for your neighborhood.  Help prevent stormwater pollution and Keep Our Streams and Lake Clean!

Stormwater polluntants find their way into where we fish, where we swim, and the water we drink. Everything that goes into our storm drains, including pet waste, grass clippings, fertilizers, car wash soap, and sediment, makes its way UNTREATED straight into our streams.  Stormwater is the leading cause of water pollution in Pennsylvania.


  • Pick up and properly dispose of pet waste
  • Use a commercial car wash
  • Pick up litter
  • Compost yard waste
  • Fix any vehicle leaks
  • Direct downspouts away from paved areas or use a rain barrel

For additional information, please visit:

DEP Stormwater Management Program

Water Dept. Stormwater Management Manual

Water Conservation Tips v2

EPA Toolbox Website

Stormwater Discharges from MS4s

Stormwater Public Education

Chester Ridley Crum Watershed Association

Darby Creek Valley Association

Pollution Prevention for Businesses

Environmental Management Assistance Program

EPAs NPDES Permit Program Basics

EPAs NPDES Stormwater Program 

EPAs NPDES Stormwater Discharge from MS4s

PA DEPs Stormwater Management