municipal water system regulations

What is MS4?

MS4 stands for  Municipal Separate Sewer, Storm Systems.

A Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection stormwater permit is issued to municipalities for structures, including retention basins, ditches, roadside inlets and underground pipes, and other water conveyances under the control of the municipality.

BWA’s role

BWA aspires to facilitate compliance with MS4 by identifying and leveraging resources for affected municipalities. BWA is willing to meet with municipalities to identify resources, especially in the areas of public education and public involvement.

Who in Monroe County is affected?

Municipalities which have “urbanized areas” as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau and in which streams have been declared impaired by the state DEP, including the following municipalities:

  • East Stroudsburg Borough
  • Hamilton Township
  • Middle Smithfield Township
  • Pocono Township
  • Smithfield Township
  • Stroudsburg Borough
  • Stroud Township
To learn more about MS4:
Resources for public education:
Resources for public involvement: