Untreated and uncontrolled stormwater runoff is the number one cause of impairment in local Pennsylvania waterways. Polluted runoff is often transported through municipal stormwater systems where it is eventually discharged into streams and rivers. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established a municipal stormwater management program known as the MS4 program. This program is intented to improve water quality of the waterwys in the United States by reducing the quantities of pollutants that stormwater can carry into stormsewer systems during storm events.
In Pennsylvania, the MS4 program is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
As part of the MS4 program, municipalities hold a permit to discharge stormwater into the local waterways. The municipality is responsible for overseeing a stormwater management program that reduces the discharge of pollutants to the maximum extent possible. Thus satisfying the water quality requirements of the Clean Water Act.
Our knowledgeable staff has kept current with all MS4 information and continues to maintain permitting requirements for our municipalities as well as keeping all municipal staff updated to these dynamic changes. We would be a valuable asset in updating a municipalities NPDES Permit.