Protect Our Water Supply
As storm water flows over roofs, across lawns, and down driveways, it picks up dirt, debris, and chemicals before entering storm drains. Storm drains then empties into the bodies of water we use for drinking, swimming, and fishing—our water supply. Project our water supply by helping to reduce the contaminants in our storm water.
- Use the Waste System Authority of Eastern Montgomery County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program to dispose of hazardous household substances, such as used motor oil, cleaning supplies, and paint.
- Use pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides properly to prevent excess runoff.
- Pick up after pets and dispose of their waste properly. If left in your yard or at the park, pet waste can be carried into the storm sewer system or a stream by storm water runoff.
- Instead of washing your car in your driveway, take it to a commercial car wash, where the water is treated and recycled.
- Plant drought-tolerant, native plants and grasses in your garden. They often require less water, fertilizer, and pesticides.
For more information on how storm water affects our water supply, use the links at right and below.
EPA Storm water Outreach Materials
CLICK HERE to download the entire booklet
Helpful Storm water Links
The Link to the Montgomery County Conservation District: http://montgomeryconservation.org/watershed-management/
The link to the to Perkiomen Creek Watershed Map: http://www.perkiomenwatershed.org/watershed-area-map/
The link to the DEP Storm water website must be added as per their last MS4 Report review: http://www.dep.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx
The link to the DEP Storm water PA is a great educational website and should be added to the Storm water page: http://www.stormwaterpa.org/pennsylvania.html
Rain Drain Brochure also on the right hand side of this page.
Learn more about your environment and how to help prevent Stormwater pollution in your community.
Souderton Borough lies within the Perkiomen Creek Watershed. Learn more about your watershed and how you can help protect it by going on the Souderton Borough website to check out a wealth of information on preventing Stormwater pollution as well as other things you can do to help the environment and improve your lawn and gardens.
Additionally, the Perkiomen Creek Conservancy has more information about the entire watershed including the following workshops and volunteer days:
- Perkiomen Creek Stream Clean-Up Day – Help Celebrate Earth Day by joining the stream clean-up on Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9:00am-12:00pm
- Rain Barrel Workshop – Make your own rain barrel on Saturday, April 14, 2018, 9:00am – 10:30am at the Conservancy’s Brownstone Barn (Must register in advance)
- Native Plant Sale – Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm at the Peter Wentz Farmstead
- Downspout Planter Workshop – Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Peter Wentz Farmstead
Go to www.perkiomenwatershed.org for more details and to learn more about these fun and helpful events and more!
HOW CAN YOU HELP!
Please report the following activities to the Borough if they are observed:
- Sediment leaving a construction site
- Spills such as chemicals, gas, diesel or oil
- Illegal dumping activity into streams or storm sewers (Dial 911)
- Sanitary sewer overflow
- Dry weather flows from outfall pipes into streams (please allow 72 hours after a rain event to report)
- Dumping or composting of firewood or leaves along stream embankments
- Storage of firewood or other loose materials along stream embankments
During Normal Business Hours (M-F 8:30 – 5:00): 215-723-4371 Souderton Borough Office
During all other hours: 215-723-6500 Souderton Borough Police Department