• 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.

  • 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.

  • 2018 Gardening With Nature Workshops

    5/22 - Our BEST Plants by Patt Welfey, Penn State Master Gardener. Knowing what summer flowers do well in our area will make it easier to create the look you want this season. Various plants are trialed at the Master Gardener Trial & Idea Garden, located at Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Carlisle. Learn about the annuals that did well, and those that didn't, as Pat shares info & photos of trial plants.

    6/19 - Rain Gardens by Lois Kriens & Maggie Pepe, Penn State Master Gardeners. Rain gardens are an attractive and sustainable way to intercept and filter storm water on your own property before it enters storm sewers, streams, or rivers. Maggie and Lois will share information about creating and planting your own rain garden, using native plants to enhance pollinator and wildlife habitat.

    7/17 - Unusual Fruits for PA by Tim Clymer, Orchardist, Threefold Farm. Did you know kiwis and Asian persimmons can be grown in PA? Learn about he unusual fruiting plants that Tim grows at his orchard and seasonal fruit stands near Mechanicsburg, including descriptions of the trees, shrubs, and vines, their fruits and fruiting seasons, recommended varieties, pests and diseases, and cultural needs.

    All events are from 7pm to 8pm, every 3rd Tuesday from March to October at the Fredrickson Camp Hill Library, 100 N. 19th Street Camp Hill, PA 17011. There is a $5 fee for each workshop. To register, contact : Penn State Extension, Cumberland County 1-877-345-0691 or visit https://extension.psu.edu/programs/master-gardener/counties/cumberland.

  • Annual MS4 Public Participation Meeting

    East Pennsboro Township presented its Annual MS4 Stormwater Update during the Board of Commissioner's Workshop Meeting on April 18, which discussed the Township's compliance with the terms of its current stormwater permit.

    If you would like to view the presentation from the workshop, please click the link below.

    2018 MS4 Annual Stormwater Update

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.