What is Stormwater?
Precipitation from rain or melting snow that flows over the ground creates stormwater runoff. Surfaces like streets, driveways, and sidewalks prevent runoff from being absorbed into the ground. Stormwater runoff flows into storm drains or directly into bodies of water.
Stormwater runoff can pick up chemicals, debris, dirt and other pollutants that will contaminate our water. It is a common misconception among residents that stormwater is treated before it reaches the waterways. This assumption is false, and everything picked up by the runoff empties into our natural waterways.
MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems)
- IWRP (Integrated Water Resources Plan)
- York County WIP (Watershed Implementation Plan)
- CBPRP (Chesapeake Bay Pollution Reduction Plan - Publication)
- Public Education /Public Participation
- PA DEP (Department of Environmental Protection)
- EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
- YCCD (York County Conservation District)
- WAY (Watershed Alliance of York)
- YCC4CW (York County Coalition for Clean Water)