Municipal Stormwater (MS4)
What is storm water runoff?
Storm water pollution from point sources and non-point sources is a challenging water quality problem. Unlike pollution from industry or sewage treatment facilities, which is caused by a discrete number of sources, storm water pollution is caused by the daily activities of people everywhere.
Rainwater and snow melt run off streets, lawns, construction and industrial sites and pick up fertilizers, dirt, pesticides, oil and grease, and many other pollutants on the way to our rivers, lakes, and coastal waters. Storm water runoff is our most common cause of water pollution.
East Deer Township is doing all it can to successfully manage storm water – but we can’t do it alone.