Manor Borough

Westmoreland County

Pennsylvania

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Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)

About

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)

The federal Clean Water Act prohibits the discharge of pollutants into waterways without the appropriate permits. Pennsylvania’s Stormwater Management Act (a/k/a Act 167), MS4 Program, Chapter 102 (Erosion and Sediment Control Requirements), and NPDES Permit Program for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Construction Activities are amongst the Commonwealth’s methods for meeting the runoff-related requirements of the Clean Water Act.

Implementation of stormwater management efforts in Pennsylvania occurs at the community level because individual municipalities, such as Manor Borough, are ultimately responsible for adopting zoning ordinances, subdivision and land development regulations, and other programs that keep their locality’s runoff under control.  Manor's Municipal Stormwater Management Ordinance was adopted in 2004.

The 2015 Sewer Separation Project in the old section of Manor was a major step forward in the Borough's overall compliance. New Construction in the Brandywine / Crimson Pointe area is already subject to MS4 regulations and specifications.

The numerous resources below will explain what we can do to make our waterways and drinking water cleaner and safer.

Illicit Dumping

Report Dumping Violations!

If you see or smell suspicious substances leaking into a storm drain, or into Brush Creek and its tributaries, report it! Click here for the Illicit Discharge Report Form. Either fill it out and forward to the Borough Admin Office IMMEDIATELY via FAX or email, or call the office at 724-864-2422. You will be asked to provide information to fill out the Illicit Discharge Report Form. Photographs encouraged.

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Rain Planters/Barrels/Gardens

Attractive and Functional Water Management

Rain Planter Design Plans

If you are looking for more Rain Planter designs and ideas, search for "Rain Planters", "Rain Barrel", "Planter Box", or "Rain Garden" in Google and/or Pintrest.

DIY Rain Barrels

For less than $30 you can make your own rain barrel from a plastic trash can. Not handy? Check out Rain Barrels of PA. Local residents save shipping costs by picking up barrels at their location.

Rain Gardens

Take a natural trough (or create one) and turn it into a flower garden with native plants and flowers.

Only Rain Down The Drain

No solids, No mulch, No trash, No pool draining, and No grass clippings!

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Stormdrains...

Empty into local waterways


What goes down the storm drain goes into Brush Creek and its tributaries untreated!


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