Providence Township is taking action to reduce stormwater pollution!
What is stormwater pollution?
As rain and snowmelt flow across the hard surfaces in our community, it can pick up a variety of polluting substances including heavy metals, grass clippings, bacteria, fertilizers,and trash. Much of this storm water runoff drains into road inlets and pipes, and is then discharged directly into our local streams: the Big Beaver Creek and Pequea Creek. These pollutants are harmful to the fish and wildlife that depend on clean water to thrive. They are also harmful to us! To reduce stormwater pollution, and improve local water quality, Providence Township must develop, implement, and enforce a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP). This task is required by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit which regulates stormwater discharges from the townships municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4): a series of inlets, pipes, catch basins, and swales that collect, convey, and discharge stormwater directly into our streams. The permit only regulates the MS4 located in the designated urbanized areas of the township which are based on US Census data.
- 2016 MS4 Annual-Progress Report
- 2016 Appendices for MS4 Annual Report
- 2016 Letter of Transmittal with Annual Report