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Department of Public Works

Councilman Christopher Fabry

Foreman W. Scott Johnson


Storm Water/MS4

 

rain catch basin down spout draining

 

The City of Lower Burrell is an active participant of the DEP/EPA's required MS4 program. The term MS4 is simply an acronym that stands for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System. This is a program set up by the DEP/EPA that aids in helping Pennsylvania meet the Clean Water Act that was established years ago. The main goal of this program is to provide a Municipality with a set of rules and regulations to aid in accomplishing the goals of the Clean Water Act.

 

This portion of the City of Lower Burrell website will serve as a location to acquire knowledge through documents that are available to residents and businesses, links to other resources, updates on progress of the City of Lower Burrell MS4 program, and simply provide another outlet in which to communicate with the residents of Lower Burrell of some of the simple ways we can help keep our natural resources clean and vibrant for our children and the community for years to come.

 

The City of Lower Burrell will be looking for motivated individuals who are interested participating in this movement in the very near future, so keep your eyes open! As the City has an agreement to work with and has participated in several grant funded projects with the Westmoreland Conservation District, we have included their link to take advantage of their resources that they have available to the general public: www.wcdpa.com

 
Resources:
Homeowner Toolkit for Stormwater Management

We are pleased to announce the launch of our online Homeowner Toolkit for Stormwater Management, which can be found on our website (http://wcdpa.com/tech-services/stormwater-management/best-management-practice-bmp-toolkit/).

 

This toolkit is a companion to the Southwestern PA Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater that we introduced in 2015. The toolkit provides instructional fact sheets for implementing the best management practices suggested in the guide. It also will be a useful resource for MS4 communities and for municipal staff working with the general public on their stormwater problems. We encourage you to link your website to our online toolkit and download and print the sheets as needed. We will update or expand the fact sheets as technology improves, so be sure to check our website for the most current copies.

 

The toolkit was funded by a 2016 Department of Environmental Protection Environmental Education Grant. To help fulfill our grant requirements, please take a moment to answer this brief survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KWHQ89K). We appreciate your response by June 30.

 

For those of you who are interested in additional copies of the Southwestern PA Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater, we have ordered a second printing of the guide. They are available from our office for $0.75 per copy. Contact Jen Novak at (724) 837-5271 or jen@wcdpa.com to request your copies.

 

 

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