The Watershed Approach
How we now manage stormwater is through a watershed approach. It is no longer just about how water can be moved from point A to point B, but how the entire watershed "community" is affected by decisions made within it. Where water is directed and how its quality is impacted are the most common considerations made when land development projects are designed. But decisions made at your home or business play a part in all this as well.
Susquehanna Township's Program
From a regulatory standpoint, we have obligations to ensure that the quantity (rate and volume) of runoff is managed in addition to controlling the quality of water that is discharged. Stormwater must be managed not only on private property but also on public property through the township’s storm sewer infrastructure.
- Sediment leaving a construction site in stormwater
- Spills (Chemical, Gas, Oil – PLEASE CALL 911 FIRST)
- Illegal dumping activity into streams or storm sewers
- Dry weather flows from outfall pipes into streams (72 hours after a rainstorm)
Again, residents may be the first to recognize illicit discharges such as dumping into storm sewers or coming out of from storm sewer outfalls. If you see an illicit discharge, please report it to us so that we can help eliminate the problem.