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.
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Who in Monroe County is affected?
1Municipalities within an “urbanized area” as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. The 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.
- East Stroudsburg Borough PRP (Sambo Creek)
- Middle Smithfield Twp – PRP (Sambo Creek)
- Pocono Twp PRP (Unnamed tribs to Brodhead Creek)
- Smithfield Township (Sambo Creek)
- Stroud Township (Flagler Run, Little Pocono Creek, Sambo Creek, Unamed Tributary to Brodhead Creek, known as Cranberry Run) .
Webinar: Safeguarding Clean Water in Monroe County
BWA partnered with the PA Environmental Council and American Rivers to provide a training, “Safeguarding Clean Water in Monroe County.” This three-part webinar series provides Monroe County municipalities with information on stormwater, green infrastructure, and MS4: