Every year the snow melts, the rain falls, and the water that runs off your yard carries fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides into our creeks, streams, and rivers. These pollutants can harm fish, wildlife, and vegetation and even compromise the rivers that are our major source of drinking water. Learn how you can do your part to protect your loved ones drinking water in this Homeowners Guide to Stormwater BMP Maintenance and this Homeowner’s Guide to Protecting Our Watershed.
Three Rivers Wet Weather lets you see where you are really putting your fertilizer and what you can do to help.
Ben Avon is required through the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) to manage a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s). MS4 programs are in place to reduce the discharge of pollutants from the storm sewer system to the maximum extent practicable in a manner that protects water quality. The Pennsylvania Code Chapter 93 sets the water quality standards for surface waters of the Commonwealth and these standards seek to protect the waters for aquatic life, water supply, recreation and fish consumption, and areas that need special protection. A best practice to meet these efforts is via Low_Impact_Development (LID) Find easy ways to preserve the natural environment.