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The State Department of Environmental Protection has a simple rule for what can enter East Lansdowne’s municipal storm water system: STORMWATER ONLY! State and federal clean water regulations, which East Lansdowne and other municipalities are required to follow, prohibit anything other than stormwater from entering the storm inlets found on most streets in the Borough.
What does this mean for you?
Here are some typical examples:
- After you mow your lawn, don’t blow or rake the clippings into the street. Rain water can wash them into the storm sewer system. Instead, bag them and place them on the curb for pick up by the Borough’s sanitation department on your next pick up day.
- If you spill a hazardous chemical, such as antifreeze, on your sidewalk or driveway, don’t wash it into the street. Use an absorbent material like kitty litter or rags to clean it up.
- If you are doing concrete work on your sidewalk, don’t wash excess material into the street or pour it directly into the storm sewer.
- If you are power washing your home, don’t use detergents if the wash water might enter the storm sewer system.
- If you are washing your car, try to use a non-toxic detergent and do the washing on the grass.
Information for BUILDERS & CONTRACTORS!
(Don’t Let Storm Water Run Off with Your Money and Our Community!)
Builders and contractors working in our Borough need to follow certain procedures to prevent stormwater pollution. Please familiarize yourself with the information in this flyer before applying for a building permit or starting any construction work in our community.
East Lansdowne stormwater flyer for builders.pdf
Stormwater is unavoidable, but its effects can be reduced by keeping harmful chemicals and materials out of the runoff. This section reviews potential sources of contamination and offers ways to minimize them. Click on the heading to read more. Then fill out the assessment table to help identify stormwater risks on your property.
Notice to Plumbers!
Stormwater Flyers and Brochures – Information You Can Use
Cars for Clean Creeks.pdf
Can meadows be greener than grass flyer.pdf
Car Washes and Your Stream Brochure.pdf
Raise Mower Height for Cleaner Water.pdf
Waste Collection Flyer.pdf
Green Guide to Clean Water for Residents.pdf
Here are some additional web sites & resources: