The settlement outlines improvements to Pennsylvania's municipal storm water permitting system
PennFuture and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) filed a Stipulation of Settlement outlining improvements to Pennsylvania's municipal storm water permitting system.
Storm water from rain and snow events causes water pollution in Pennsylvania's streams and rivers. As the precipitation runs down rooftops and over dirty streets and sidewalks, it collects pollutants such as oil, fertilizers, litter and pet waste, negatively impacting drinking water sources. In areas that drain to the municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) found in many municipalities, that polluted runoff drains directly into our streams and rivers without being treated.