In 2003, Hempfield Township became one of approximately 670 small urban communities within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania required to have its municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) regulated under the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (PADEP’s) National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II permit program for storm water discharges from storm sewer systems within small- to medium-sized communities within urbanized areas as defined by the 2000 U.S. Census.
Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater
This guide (PDF) has been funded by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund through a Section 319 federal Clean Water Act grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater is based upon The Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater produced by the Little Conestoga Partnership and its funder the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Related Links & More Information
- Westmoreland Conservation District launches a online Homeowner Toolkit for Stormwater Management
- To learn more about stormwater, go to the Pennsylvania Stormwater website or visit the PADEP’s Stormwater Management Program website
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s MS4 website
- Homeowner’s Guide to Protecting Our Watershed (PDF) has been developed by the 3 Rivers Wet Weather Demonstration Program for residents of the southwestern Pennsylvania communities
- Slide presentation of the Township’s MS4 system (PPT)
- Stormwater educational flyer prepared by PADEP (PDF)
- Information on handling discharge from swimming pools (PDF)
Contact the Township Manager at the Township Supervisors’ office at 724-834-7232 for more information or if you have any questions.