112 Township Drive, Tannersville, Pa. 18372
Polluted stormwater runoff is quite often transported to local rivers and streams by municipal separate storm sewer systems, or MS-4’s. When pollutants are deposited into nearby rivers and streams through MS-4 discharges, the pollutants can impair the waterways, and thereby result in fish kills, destruction of wildlife habitats, and contamination of drinking water and recreational waterways. In addition, sediment from yard debris and construction sites can cause stream bank erosion, vegetation destruction, and flooding.
Pocono Township’s storm sewer system is an integral part of controlling stormwater runoff and reducing the occurrence of roadway flooding and property damage. However, the storm sewer system needs to remain an open and clean transport for stormwater runoff.
Pocono Township is now required by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to provide educational materials related to stormwater pollution to its residents, business owners, and visitors. It is the hope that, through this public education, the nearby rivers and streams can be maintained in their existing condition, if not improved.