The Clean Water Act is the federal legislation that governs stormwater management. Stormwater point discharges to waters of the U.S. are regulated using National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. In 1999, federal regulations extended coverage of the NPDES program to local separate storm sewer systems (MS4’s) serving populations less than 100,000. East Pennsboro Township is required to comply with the NPDES program as a MS4. Under the NPDES stormwater program, permittees must develop a stormwater management plan that provides the details of how the community (East Pennsboro Township) will comply with the requirements of the permit. Permits are based on a framework of six minimum control measures:
- Public education and outreach
- Public participation and involvement
- Illicit discharge detection and elimination
- Construction site runoff control
- Post-construction storm water management in new development and redevelopment
- Pollution prevention and good housekeeping for municipal operations and maintenance
East Pennsboro Township Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4)The goals of all MS4s programs and East Pennsboro Township are to reduce the discharge of pollutants from the township, to protect water quality and to satisfy requirements of the Clean Water Act. East Pennsboro Township would like you to remember that the water and any items that go into a storm sewer go directly into streams. This water is not cleaned in any way and does not go to the waste water treatment plant. East Pennsboro Township needs all of its residents to assist us in keeping our storm water and storm water sewer system clean by doing the following:
- Dispose of water properly
- Clean up after your pets
- Use fertilizers properly and efficiently to prevent excess runoff
- Store materials that could pollute storm water indoors
- Keep grass cutting off of the street
What Residents can help watch for:
- Sediment leaving a construction site in stormwater
- Spills (Chemical, Gas, Oil)
- Illegal dumping activity into streams or storm sewers (PLEASE CALL 911 FIRST)
- Dry weather flows from outfall pipes into streams (72 hours after a rain storm)
A Visit from the Township
As outlined in Section 22-726 of the East Pennsboro Stormwater Ordinance, private stormwater facilities must be inspected by a qualified professional hired by the property owner at a minimum of once per year. The Township also has the responsibility to review these private facilities to ensure adequate operation and maintenance is being performed by the property owner. Therefore, on occasion you may see a Township inspector with identification show up to observe and record the condition of these private stormwater facilities. Please allow these inspectors access to where they need to go. If you have any questions about the program, please call the Stormwater Concerns hotline at 717-732-3621 ext. 1248 to discuss.
East Pennsboro Township is partnering with the Cumberland County Planning Department, GreenTreks and other Municipalities to give residents a place to see and post about stormwater activities in their community.
Visit StormwaterPA for informative videos, local watershed maps, a calendar of upcoming events, and links to social media.
Assistant Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent
Advertise here on eastpennsboro.net!
With waterways flowing through us into the Susquehanna River, East Pennsboro Township wants to do the very best to work with everyone to keep our lands and creeks clean. Please feel free to tell us about your storm water and environmental activities and we could advertise your events here on the website. To learn more, please call Stormwater Concerns at 717-732-3621 ext. 1248 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Clean Stream
Make A Difference In Your Community!
The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is rallying thousands of volunteers across the Chesapeake watershed to join us for our annual Project Clean Stream this Spring! Join your community in improving your local park, stream, creek, or river by picking up trash, planting trees, and removing invasive species!
- Visit https://pg-cloud.com/ACB/.
- Decide which cleanup(s) you would like to volunteer at.
- Click 'Volunteer' on the left side of the webpage.
- Select the cleanup from the menu, enter your information and click submit for a confirmation e-mail.
Dickinson College Water Quality Study
Dr. Gene Wingert and his Biology 131 class from Dickinson College recently
sampled from two streams within East Pennsboro Township to measure water quality by way of analyzing amounts of small organisms, nutrients and oxygen. Their studies can be found below:
Annual MS4 Stormwater Update
2019 MS4 Public Participation Meeting
Stormwater officials from East Pennsboro Township presented the Annual MS4 Stormwater Update during the Board of Commissioner's Workshop Meeting on March 20th to discuss the Township's compliance with the terms of its current stormwater permit. If you would like to view the presentation, please click the link below.
CCWA March 2020 Partner Activities *Updated 3/17/20*
Due to the COVID-19 and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) we have updated our CCWA March Events and Partner activities. The listing below is based on information I have as of 03/15/2020 at 8: PM Please visit the individual partner organization's websites for each event as postponements and cancellations are still happening. CCWA is not responsible for canceling, postponing Non-CCWA event. Please follow ALL guidelines about COVID-19 from the CDC. I hope you and your family stay healthy.
CCWA is still accepting registrations for the April 25, 2020 Tree Planting at Siebert Park, Camp Hill. One week before the event we will reassess to postpone the event based on CDC recommendations. For more details and to register for the Tree Planting visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conodoguinet-creek-watershed-association-spring-tree-planting-tickets-94741924647
Below are the CCWA March Events and Partner Activities:
March 17th ONLINE MEETING - CCWA Board Meeting from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. There will be a presentation by Friends of the Conodoguinet Greenway, followed by discussion of planning of upcoming events and educational programs. To learn more about the meeting please email email@example.com
March 17th CANCELLED - Gardening With Nature Series: Website https://extension.psu.edu/gardening-with-nature-seed-starting or call 1-877-345-0691.
March 21st- 1st Annual Steve Fealtman Memorial Awesum Possum Lake Trail Adventure - Friends of Opossum Lake are hosting a 4 mile trail run or hike on the Anglers Access Trail to benefit trail and bridge maintenance at Opossum Lake. The event is from 9 AM - 11 AM at Opossum Lake, Lower Frankford Township, Carlisle PA 17015. The event is being held in the memory and honor of Steve Fealtman. Registration deadline is March 17th. To learn more about this event or to register, please visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Carlisle/SteveFealtmanMemorialAwesumPossumLakeTrailAdventure
March 25th - CANCELLED Preschool Storytime: Spring at Wildwood! For more information and other events please visit https://www.wildwoodlake.org/events/
March 27th - POSTPONED - PA Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) Regional Water Workshop For more information, please contact Tali MacArthur, Program Manager for Watershed Outreach - Pennsylvania Environmental Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-718-6507
March 29th - CANCELLED - Bird Box Volunteers: Training and Work Day For more information please visit http://friendsofkingsgap.org/home/events or to sign up, contact Kim: email@example.com or 717-486-3799.
March 30th - Deadline for Mail in Orders for Cumberland County Conservation District Tree Sale. The tree descriptions, pictures and order forms are available on the District website: www.ccpa.net/CD Trees will be available for pick up on April 16 and 17. No orders will be accepted via the internet – check must accompany order. Any questions, call the Conservation District office at (717) 240-7812 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
March 31st - Deadline for TLC Education for the MAY 15th Field Day Event - register as a volunteer for this May 15th youth environmental education field day event. For more information please visit www.tlceducation.info and contact Tamela.email@example.com or 717-713-5890.
2019 Conodoguinet Creek Watershed Snapshot
Conodoguinet Creek Snapshot with CCWA
On December 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Volunteer to learn about Non-point Source Pollution by taking water samples and analyzing the results. Water quality data will include: pH, Conductivity, Temperature, Nitrogen and Phosphorus rates. You will be provided with a sampling kit and information about your site. Bring your sample to ALLARM at Dickinson College in Carlisle, or a designated drop off site, to analyze the sample. To register and for more information, please contact Lori Glace HERE or call (717) 240-5358.
To see the 2018 Conodoguinet Creek Snapshot results,
2019 Stormwater Events
Conodoguinet Creek Story Map
The Conodoguinet Creek Watershed Association is cordially inviting you to Story Map Celebration "A Long Way with Many Bends." The digital story map highlights the Conodoguinet creek, its watershed, our association, the Conodoguinet Creek Water Trail, and 30 years of partnerships. If you haven't already please explore the videos, interactive maps and information at https://arcg.is/uLrnC.
CCWA Winter Freshet