What is stormwater and why is it suddenly important?

Stormwater originates from rain events, snow/ice melt and other surface runoff and drainage.  Stormwater pollutants include sediment, nutrients, bacteria, oil & grease, oxygen demand, trace metals, toxic chemicals, chlorides and thermal impacts.  Stormwater from both Boroughs of Duboistown and South Williamsport makes its way to the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and ultimately ends up in the Chesapeake Bay. 

 

Regulations have grown more stringent and now demand investments in infrastructure and reductions in volume and loading from stormwater.