Per the requirements of the Clean Water Act and Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law, the Borough of Conshohocken is required to enforce a Stormwater Management Program, which is designed to reduce the discharge of pollutants from the public storm sewer system in order to protect water quality. The public storm sewer system includes storm sewer inlets, piping, swales, catch basins, channels, and even roads. Pollutants include, but are not limited to soil, garbage, sewage, and nutrients found in fertilizers.
As part of this program, the Borough of Conshohocken submits periodic reports to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection detailing how it complies with the following Minimum Control Measure categories:
- Public Education and Outreach on Stormwater Impacts
- Public Involvement/Participation
- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
- Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
- Construction Stormwater Management
- Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping
The Borough also enforces a Pollution Reduction Plan to reduce the amount of sediment reaching the Plymouth Creek via the public storm sewer system.