• Advertise here on eastpennsboro.net!

    With waterways flowing through us into the Susquehanna River, East Pennsboro Township wants to do the very best to work with everyone to keep our lands and creeks clean. Please feel free to tell us about your storm water and environmental activities and we could advertise your events here on the website. To learn more, please call Stormwater Concerns at 717-732-3621 ext. 1248 or email us at stormwater@eastpennsboro.net.

  • Penn State Gardening with Nature Workshops

    Join Penn State Master Gardeners for a season-long series of informal workshop sessions about creating a beautiful garden while preserving a healthy environment. Located at the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library in Camp Hill, these programs span from March to October. If you would like to register for or to learn more about these and similar programs, please visit PSU Extension web site or call Penn State Extension at 717-240-6500.

  • Green Infrastructure Plan Study

    Thanks to program funding by EPA Region 3 and the Chesapeake Bay Trust, the Township was able to build on the Regional Connections Planning Study done in June 2016 to create a Green Infrastructure Planning Study of the same key areas. This planning study reviewed all of the conclusions from the original report to determine how the recommended improvements could include green infrastructure. This study also provides information on how to green our alleys and how to promote more low impact land development. Please take this opportunity to review the final report and provide any comments or concerns to us by contacting the Township Engineer Jared Hockenberry.
    EPT Green Infrastructure Planning Study

  • Annual MS4 Public Participation Meeting

    East Pennsboro Township held its MS4 Public Participation Meeting during the April 19th workshop to discuss the Township’s compliance with the terms of its current stormwater permit. If you would like to review the contents of the meeting, click below to view a PDF of the presentation.

    Annual MS4 Presentation

  • Make A Difference In Your Community!

    The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is rallying thousands of volunteers across the Chesapeake watershed to join us for our annual Project Clean Stream this Spring! Join your community in improving your local park, stream, creek, or river by picking up trash, planting trees, and removing invasive species!

    • Visit https://pg-cloud.com/ACB/.
    • Decide which cleanup(s) you would like to volunteer at.
    • Click 'Volunteer' on the left side of the webpage.
    • Select the cleanup from the menu, enter your information and click submit for a confirmation e-mail.

  • "Hometown Habitat" documentary screening and presentation by entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy as follows:

    • 4/20/17 from 7pm-8:30pm - "Hometown Habitat" documentary featuring the entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, at Trails and Trees in Mechanicsburg, 1731 S. York Street Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
    • 4/27/17 from 6pm-10pm - Dr. Tallamy will speak and sign books at Lower Dauphin High School, 201 South Hanover Street, Hummelstown, PA 17036
    • 5/2/17 from 7pm-8:30pm - "Hometown Habitat" documentary (in case you missed 4/20) featuring the entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, at Camp Hill Borough Hall, 2145 Walnut Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011

    If you have questions about the "Hometown Habitat" events please contact CCWA Board Member Paul Garrett at 717-514-2554 or paulgarrett40n@gmail.com

Stormwater Management

The Clean Water Act is the federal legislation that governs stormwater management. Stormwater point discharges to waters of the U.S. are regulated using National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. In 1999, federal regulations extended coverage of the NPDES program to local separate storm sewer systems (MS4’s) serving populations less than 100,000. East Pennsboro Township is required to comply with the NPDES program as a MS4. Under the NPDES stormwater program, permittees must develop a stormwater management plan that provides the details of how the community (East Pennsboro Township) will comply with the requirements of the permit. Permits are based on a framework of six minimum control measures:
  • Public education and outreach
  • Public participation and involvement
  • Illicit discharge detection and elimination
  • Construction site runoff control
  • Post-construction storm water management in new development and redevelopment
  • Pollution prevention and good housekeeping for municipal operations and maintenance
More information on this program is available from the Pennsylvania DEP website

East Pennsboro Township Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4)

The goals of all MS4s programs and East Pennsboro Township are to reduce the discharge of pollutants from the township, to protect water quality and to satisfy requirements of the Clean Water Act. East Pennsboro Township would like you to remember that the water and any items that go into a storm sewer go directly into streams. This water is not cleaned in any way and does not go to the waste water treatment plant. East Pennsboro Township needs all of its residents to assist us in keeping our storm water and storm water sewer system clean by doing the following:
  • Dispose of water properly
  • Clean up after your pets
  • Use fertilizers properly and efficiently to prevent excess runoff
  • Store materials that could pollute storm water indoors
  • Keep grass cutting off of the street

What Residents can help watch for:

  • Sediment leaving a construction site in stormwater
  • Spills (Chemical, Gas, Oil)
  • Illegal dumping activity into streams or storm sewers (PLEASE CALL 911 FIRST)
  • Dry weather flows from outfall pipes into streams (72 hours after a rain storm)
Please monitor storm water inlets near your property. Residents may be the first to recognize “illicit” discharges dumping into storm sewers or coming out of from storm sewer outfalls. If you see an “illicit” discharge please contact Township Engineer Jared Hockenberry at 717-732-0711 ext.1208 or the Township Police at 717-732-3633.