Stormwater Management

Stormwater originates from rainfall and other precipitation that runs off of surfaces all over the Borough - rooftops, streets, lawns, etc. Stormwater makes its way into natural water sources and takes everything from Borough surfaces with it to these areas.

If you witness an illicit discharge or would like to file a water quality complaint, please contact 610-857-2616 or For more information regarding illicit discharges please see the document on this page titled “Illicit Discharges”.

Car Washing
When you wash your car on a compacted surface, the runoff containing soap, heavy metals, road grime, greases, and oils can enter the storm drains. Unlike sanitary drains, storm drains usually run directly into creeks, ponds, and lakes. Use a commercial car wash facility or find a grassy area at home to soak up the runoff. Protect our area’s natural water resources!

Stormwater Projects
In 2009 the Borough received a $1 million grant from Chester County to improve the stormwater infrastructure to better serve the residents of the Borough.

Proper maintenance is crucial to keep the Borough’s stormwater drainage facilities functioning. Learn how we maintain the stormwater infrastructure and what you can do to help by viewing our Stormwater Management Tips.
 Little Buck Run

Introductory MS4 Information

MS4 Background Information
Illicit Discharges
Request for Volunteers
Construction Fact Sheet
Information about the Borough’s Ordinance
Stormwater Management Permit Application
Stormwater Management Permit Fees
Useful Website Links
   Public Stormwater Program Update