Pollutant Reduction Plan

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For the Borough of Collingdale; the Borough of Darby; the Township of Darby: the Borough of East Lansdowne; the Borough of Glenolden; the Borough of Morton; the Borough of Norwood; the Borough of Sharon Hill; Upper Darby Township; and the Borough of Yeadon.

SUBMISSION OF COMMENTS

The Municipalities shall accept written comments for a minimum of 30 days from the date of publication of this public notice. Interested parties may submit written comments electronically, by mail, or hand delivery. All comments must be received by 12:00 noon on September 1, 2017 and addressed to: Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative, P.O. Box 315, Morton, PA 19070

Comments may be submitted electronically, in PDF text format, to edcscprp@gmail.com via email. Please also indicate in the subject line, “Comments–EDCSC PRP.”

About the Collaborative

The Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative is a partnership of municipalities seeking a more efficient way for municipalities with land in the Darby Creek watershed to comply with the requirements of their Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) PA General Stormwater Permit (PAG-13)and improve water quality within local creeks and waterways. Stormwater pollution is the leading cause of water impairment in the region. We all must do our part to mitigate the impact of stormwater pollution to bring our streams back to a healthy state.

The EDCSC meets monthly. All meetings are open to the public. (2017 Meeting dates and Meeting minutes)

What is Stormwater and Why is it a problem?

Stormwater comes from rain water or snow melt that is unable to soak into the ground due to impervious surfaces such as roads, roofs, sidewalks and parking lots.  Stormwater picks up many different pollutants as it flows across the ground like oil, fertilizer, pesticides, and pet waste. The stormwater then flows into the storm sewer system, where it is emptied into streams untreated.  When this happens, much more water enters the streams than their channels can handle.  This leads to flooding, pollution, and loss of habitat for aquatic organisms.

In urbanized situations, this nonpoint source of pollution that we all contribute to has degraded our once vibrant streams. It will take all of us working together to solve the problems associated with stormwater pollution.