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Background

Stormwater management concerns the control of water (from rain, melting ice or snow) that runs off the surface of the land. The amount and rate of runoff is increased considerably as land is developed; construction of impervious surface (e.g. parking lots) hinders the infiltration of rainfall into the soil. Therefore stormwater management is imperative to offset the possible impacts of development – flooding and erosion problems, concentration of flow on neighboring properties, damages to infrastructure, and non-point source pollution (i.e. pollution that comes from the general drainage of the land such as runoff from parking lots and farmland).

New federal National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations require municipalities in urbanized areas to obtain permits, as well as implement and enforce a DEP approved stormwater management program with the goal of protecting water quality. This program must contain a schedule, best management practices, and measurable goals for the following: public education and outreach, public participation and involvement, illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction site runoff control, post-construction stormwater management in new development and redevelopment, and pollution prevention and good housekeeping for municipal operations and maintenance.

For more information about the stormwater management program, visit www.dep.state.pa.us; Type “stormwater” in the directLINK input filed in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.

Resources

Check out our stormwater page for kids for a world of fun about stormwater!

Click here for the Doylestown Township Total Maximum Daily Load Plan (TMDL Plan) and Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP)

Watch After the Storm on Channel 22 and 31

Watch After the Storm, a half-hour television program about watersheds co-produced by the EPA and The Weather Channel. This program provides a way for citizens to learn more about the threats facing our waterways from polluted runoff.   After the Storm is broadcast regularly on channel 22 on Comcast and Verizon channel 31. Download the After the Storm brochure.

Information for Homeowners and Residents Information for Businesses Information for Developers Related Links and Documents Public Presentations

Conestoga Rover Presentation February 17, 2009  Download the PDF
Conestoga Rover Presentation March 16th, 2010    Download the PDF
Conestoga Rover Presentation March 1, 2011         Download the PDF
Sandra Zadell Presentation March 1, 2011                Download the PDF
Conestoga Rover Presentation February 7, 2012     Download the PDF
Conestoga Rover Presentation February 19, 2013   Download the PDF

Doylestown Estates February 2nd, 2013 presentations from DEP:

Presentation # 1

Presentation #2

Conestoga Rover Presentation February 18th, 2014 Download the PDF

Conestoga Rover Presentation February 17th, 2015  Download the Presentation

GHD Presentation December 2015 Download the PDF

GHD Presentation December 2016 Download the PDF

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