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White Oak Boro - 2280 Lincoln Way - White Oak, PA 15131 - 412-672-9727
White Oak Borough MS4 Information



MS4 Permit

Did you know White Oak Borough has a permit? The Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program was administrated through the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) in 1999. Pennsylvania implemented state regulation of the MS4 permit in 2003. The underlying goal of the MS4 program is to prevent stormwater pollution from entering streams, lakes, rivers, etc. Municipalities are required through the EPA and PA DEP to implement a storm water management program comprising of 6 minimum control measures (MCMs). These 6 MCMs not only rely on the Municipality for compliance, but cooperation and participation with its citizens to further advance the stormwater pollution prevention efforts.

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Green Infrastructure

A Sustainable Solution For Urban Stormwater Management

Utilizing processes such as infiltration (water seeping into the ground), evaporation/transpiration (removing water from soil and vegetation), and rainwater capture and reuse, GI can reduce the ecological impact of an urban environment. Properly designed, GI can be an effective and economical tool to enhance community safety and quality of life. Managing stormwater runoff from a volume and water quality perspective is easily achieved through GI and provides a sustainable solution to a persistent problem - stormwater pollution.

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Stormwater

Through the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program, your community is mandated by the Federal Government to manage stormwater runoff in order to reduce the potential for pollution to enter the streams and waterways in and around your community.

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