Tarentum Borough

MS4 Program

Detailing the efforts of Tarentum Borough to reduce pollutant discharge in to our storm water system.

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Overview

In 2003, the PA DEP identified Tarentum Borough as a Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) community. As a Phase II community, the Borough is required to implement a storm water management program to minimize the impacts from storm water runoff and discharge.

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Program Goals

Under the MS4 Program, we are required to incorporate the following six elements into our storm water management program: Public education and outreach. Public involvement and participation. Illicit discharge detection and elimination. Construction site runoff control. Post-construction storm water management. Pollution prevention of municipal operations.

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Education

Only Rain Down The Drain! No solids, no mulch, no trash, no pool draining, and no grass clippings! Don't dispose of pet waste in storm sewer gates. Don't drain your pool or hot tub in the storm drain. Don't let your car leak fluids. Don't use herbicides of chemical fertilizers. Go organic in your yard and garden.

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Education Materials

Stormwater Management: Stormwater PA.org

When it Rains, it Drains: Brochure targeted at the general public that gives an overview of storm water, why it is a problem, and how members of the community can help.

Developer Fact Sheet: Construction fact sheet targeted at developers.

Door Hanger: Notice of pollution found in the area.

Stormwater Placemat: Crossword puzzle on a place mat.

Paving Our Way: Paving our Way to Water Shortages.

Pet Waste Information

PA DEP – Stream and Creek Maintenance

Westmoreland Conservation District – Best Mgmt Practices

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