To report stormwater issue in North York Borough related please call (717) 845-3976 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Erosion and Sediment Control
Stormwater that is “cloudy” or “dirty” and originated from an area of active earth disturbance.
The Borough investigates all erosion and sediment control concerns. Please provide your name, address, telephone number where you can be contacted, and the specific location of the origin of the sediment laden runoff.
New stormwater regulations from Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) requires North York Borough to investigate potential illicit discharges into our streams as well as other events adversely affecting water quality.
If you notice any of the following, immediately notify the Borough:
- Dumping, spills, or other illicit (illegal) discharge into storm sewers or streams
- Sediment leaving a construction site during a rain event (See Erosion and Sediment Control Hotline)
- Observed pollution event or pollutants entering a stream
- Dry weather flows from outfall pipes into streams (a dry weather flow is water observed flowing out of a pipe when there hasn’t been any rainfall for a period of 72 hours or more)
- Fish Kills
- Water Main break
Stormwater is “clear” and originated from stable areas where active earth disturbance are not occurring.
Please provide your name, address, telephone number where you can be contacted, and the specific location of the origin of the stormwater runoff. Depending upon your description, the Borough will investigate your concern.
Stormwater and Floodplain Management Fact Sheets
After the Storm – Environmental Protection Agency 2006 – EPA 841-C-06-001 – After the Storm: Co-Produced by the U.S. EPA and The Weather Channel. The show highlights three case studies—Santa Monica Bay, the Mississippi River Basin/Gulf of Mexico, and New York City—where polluted runoff threatens watersheds highly valued for recreation, commercial fisheries and navigation, and drinking water. Key scientists and water quality experts, and citizens involved in local and national watershed protection efforts provide insight into the problems as well as solutions to today’s water quality challenges. After the Storm also explains simple things people can do to protect their local watershed-such as picking up after one’s dog, recycling household hazardous wastes, and conserving water. The program is intended for educational and communication purposes in classrooms, conferences, etc.. View After the Storm Video on YouTube.
Other Resource Links & Downloadable Information
- North York Borough MS4 Presentation (PDF)
- PA DEP Management of Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, and Spa Water Discharges (PDF)
- PA DEP Guidelines for Maintaining Streams in Your Community (PDF)
- PA DEP Erosion and Sediment Control Program Manual (Link to PDFs)
- PA Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual (PDF)
- York Countywide Action Plan for Clean Water (PDF)
- Stormwater PA
- Chesapeake Bay Program
- Watershed Alliance of York
- Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
- Center for Watershed Protection
- Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper
- York County Conservation District
- York County Planning Commission
- Codorus Creek Watershed Association
- Penn State Master Watershed Stewards
- US Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
- US Environmental Protection Agency – Stormwater Page
- Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Homepage