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23 North State Street
Newtown, PA 18940
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM
All meetings are held
in Borough Hall
unless otherwise noted.
Here are some of the most important ways for residents to prevent stormwater pollution:
Properly dispose of hazardous substances, such as used motor oil, cleaning supplies and paint - never pour them down any part of the storm sewer system, and report anyone who does.
Use pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides properly and efficiently to prevent excess runoff of these items.
Look for signs of soil and other pollutants, such as debris and chemicals, leaving construction sites in stormwater runoff or tracked into roads by construction vehicles. Report poorly managed construction sites that could impact stormwater runoff.
Install innovative stormwater practices on residential properties, such as rain barrels or rain gardens, that capture stormwater and keep it on-site instead of letting it drain away into the storm sewer system.
Report any discharge from stormwater outfalls during times of dry weather - a sign there could be a problem with the storm sewer system.
Pick up after pets and dispose of their waste properly. No matter where pets make a mess - in a backyard or on open space - stormwater runoff can carry pet waste from the land to the storm sewer system to a stream.
Store materials that could pollute water indoors and use containers for outdoor storage that do not rust or leak to eliminate exposure of materials to stormwater.
Neshaminy Creek Watershed Association: Richard Myers (215) 598-7791, firstname.lastname@example.org
Newtown Creek Coalition: http://www.newtowncreekcoalition.org
More Environmental links:
Nonprofit organization - provides information regarding rivers streams and watershed