What happens if the Boroughs don’t meet the conditions of the Stormwater permit?

Failure to comply with the terms, conditions, or effluent limitations of the MS4 permit is grounds for enforcement action, permit termination or revocation.  In addition, if there is a violation of certain provisions of the Stormwater permit, the Boroughs would be subject to civil, administrative and/or criminal penalties under the US Clean Water Act and criminal and/or civil penalties under the PA Clean Streams Law.

The Regional SMP has been developed to achieve compliance as cost effectively as possible while avoiding enforcement actions which can be very expensive and do not result in any benefit to the communities.