Stormwater has come to the forefront of environmental issues. Stormwater may be managed as a resource, or when mismanaged worsen flooding and cause property damage.
From a regulatory standpoint, the Commonwealth views stormwater management as a municipal issue. ACT 167, known as the Stormwater Management Act outlines the regulatory framework for Counties to develop Stormwater Management Plans and Ordinances. The District’s NPDES permitting program per Title 25 Chapter 102 requires applicants to look at their stormwater management when a site is developed. These regulatory requirements are complementary to one another.
If you have questions about how stormwater is regulated in your community, contact your local municipality to inquire about your local ordinance.
If you have questions about site development and earth disturbance activities, please get in touch with the District’s staff.