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Stormwater

Stormwater is rain or snowmelt runoff that accumulates in natural and/or constructed storage facilities and storm water systems during and immediately following a storm event. Stormwater runoff is the most common cause of water pollution affecting steams, lakes, rivers and groundwater. Unlike pollution from industry or sewage treatment facilities, stormwater pollution is caused by the daily activities of citizens.

How You Can Help:

Please report the following activities to the Township if they are observed:

  • Sediment leaving a construction site
  • Spills such as chemicals, gas, diesel or oil
  • Illegal dumping activity into streams or storm sewers (Dial 911)
  • Sanitary sewer overflow
  • Dry weather flows from outfall pipes into streams (please allow 72 hours after a rain event to report)
  • Dumping or composting of firewood or leaves along stream embankments
  • Storage of firewood or other loose materials along stream embankments

Documents & Other Informational Resources

The following documents will help educate you about the effects of stormwater runoff on the environment and the actions you can take to mitigate these impacts.

Springfield Township

Administration & Police
1510 Paper Mill Road
Wyndmoor, PA 19038

Phone: (215) 836-7600 Fax: (215) 836-7180

Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.