municipal stormwater management
What is MS4?
MS4 stands for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems.
A Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection stormwater discharge permit is issued to municipalities for municipally owned structures, including retention basins, ditches, roadside inlets, underground pipes and other conveyances used to control stormwater runoff.
BWA’s goal is to assist affected muncipalities comply with their MS4 permit requirements in the areas of public education and public involvement.
Who in Monroe County is affected?
Municipalities within an “urbanized area” as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Th 2010 Census defined the East Stroudsburg Urbanized Area to include all or part of the following municipalitities:
- East Stroudsburg Borough
- Hamilton Township
- Middle Smithfield Township
- Pocono Township
- Smithfield Township
- Stroudsburg Borough
- Stroud Township
Where muncipalities contain streams that are listed by PA DEP as “impaired,” a Pollution Reduction Plan must be developed for those impaired streams.