Stormwater Management

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   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.

Small MS4 Stormwater Program Overview

Here’s how:

  • 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.

Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
Southeast Regional Stormwater Management

EPA Storm water Outreach Materials

MCM#1-Public Education Outreach Minimum Control Measure

MCM#2-Public ParticipationInvolvement Minimum Control Measure

MCM#3-Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Minimum Control Measure

MCM#4-Construction Site Runoff Control Minimum Control Measure

MCM#5-Post-Construction Runoff Control Minimum Control Measure

MCM#6-Pollution Prevention Good Housekeeping Minimum Control Measure

 

2017 Summer Tips

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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.

2017 INFORMATION

Spring MS4 Article SPRING 2017

Press release SPRING 2017

Fall MS4 Article 2017

 

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

Earth Day – 2017 Community Clean Up- THANK YOU!!!

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Approximately 100 volunteers gathered on Saturday April 22th to participate in the community clean up.

Earth dayEarth Day began in 1970 to create awareness for the Earth’s environment. Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22.

Souderton Borough volunteers worked together on Saturday April 22, 2017 in the Souderton Community Park, the Souderton Pool, the Main Street Plaza and along Front St adjacent to the railroad tracks. Volunteers helped beautify the town by raking leaves, picking up trash, weeding the beds, spreading mulch and planting many flowers to enhance the community for upcoming gatherings.

The event started at 9 am with volunteers being treated to coffee donated by The Broad Street Grind in Souderton and donuts donated by Landis Markets in Telford.  After working hard from 9 am to 12 noon volunteers were treated to lunch.  Served for lunch was pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw, and beverages.  The food was donated by Jesse’s Barbecue and Local Market of Souderton and beverages were donated by Jim and Martha Leary of Souderton.

Several groups volunteered including CAL sports of Harleysville, Boy Scout Trooops 14/137/256 and 401, IV & Souderton Democrats, Univest,  and Zwingli UCC. In addition to the groups of volunteers there were several local residents, borough staff and borough councilors

The Borough would like to say thank you to the many volunteers for their hard work in making the town look so great. A special thank you to The Broad Street Grind, Landis Markets, Jesse’s Barbecue and Local Market, and Jim and Martha Leary for their gifts of great food and drinks. We would also like to say thank you to Brian and Beth Goshow and A.M Goshow & Son Inc. for donating all paper products and other supplies.

Below are some pictures of the event.

 

2017 Budget Available for Review

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The 2017 Budget is now available for review and will be formally considered by Souderton Borough Council on Monday, December 5, 2016. The general purpose tax rate will remain at the current level of 5.00 mills. The Special Library Tax will also remain at the current level of 0.30 mills. The Special Fire Tax will remain at 0.210 mills.

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2017-budget

Souderton Community Park

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Band Shell

Souderton Community Park

Thanks to many volunteers and borough crews the Souderton Community Park annually recieves a fresh look. Earth Day kicks off a community clean up and the Souderton Community Park is one of the many sites throughout the borough to get a spring pick up and a year long make over. Recently the park benches, tables, shuffleboard, pavilion and band shell were painted. Even though park maintenance is in the plan, Mother Nature usually adds a few items on the ‘list of things to do’ .

Painting in the ParkThe Souderton Community Park is a gathering place for many activities throughout the seasons. Thousands of guests visit the park each year. Many memories are cherished and celebrated annually, family reunions, birthday parties, picnics and special events.  Families enjoy spending the day at the Souderton Community Park and taking advantage of all the amenities the park and the community has to offer. The pavilion in the Souderton Community Park can be reserved by calling the borough office for availability and information.       

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