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. Protect our water supply by helping to reduce the contaminants in our storm water.
Here’s how to protect our water supply:
- 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.
Small MS4 Stormwater Program Overview
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
CLICK HERE to download the entire booklet copies of the booklet may be picked up at the Borough office.
Helpful Storm water Links
Montgomery County Conservation District: http://montgomeryconservation.org/watershed-management/
Perkiomen Creek Watershed Map: http://www.perkiomenwatershed.org/watershed-area-map/
DEP Storm water website: http://www.dep.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx
DEP Storm water PA is a great educational website: http://www.stormwaterpa.org/pennsylvania.html
Rain Drain Brochure also on the right hand side of this page.
2019 Spring Flyer 2019 Summer Flyer
2019 Fall Flyer 2019 Winter Flyer
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 6, 2019, 9:00am-12:00pm
2019 Stream Clean up Flyer
PWC Info for EMail Notification 2019
PERKIOMEN NATIVE PLANT SALE 05.11.19
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