Illicit Discharges to the Stormwater System

Lower Paxton works to identify and eliminate illicit discharges by the following methods:

  • The Township maintains an inventory of all known storm drains, piping, discharge points and waters of the Commonwealth.
  • The Township samples discharge from outfalls to determine if pollutants are present. If pollutants are found, the discharge is back-tracked in an effort to identify the source and eliminate the pollution.
  • Through enforcement of ordinances, action is taken to abate pollution and hold polluters responsible.
  • Educational materials are provided to citizens and businesses on the proper disposal of waste materials.

Residents are encouraged to monitor inlets and other stormwater facilities. No one should be dumping anything into the storm water system. If you see someone dumping, please call the Public Works Department at 717-657-5615.

Web Site Links:

http://www.cwp.org/ http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/dep_home http://www.epa.gov/chesapeakebaytmdl/ http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/View/Collection-8305 http://www.dauphincd.org/
http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/home.cfm?program_id=6

Public Education:

http://www.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/after_the_storm.pdf
http://www.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/nps_month_bookmark.pdf
http://www.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/nps_urban-facts_final.pdf

Important Stormwater Facts:

If you have a stormwater or drainage concern, contact the Public Works Department. A Department representative will perform a site visit and offer recommendations.
Stormwater runoff from a neighbor’s downspouts that affects your property is a private matter between two property owners that may be address through civil proceedings.

A stream or waterway that crosses private property is the owner’s responsibility for maintenance. The Public Works Department is only responsible for stormwater facilities in public rights-of-way.

Water that seeps through basement walls when it rains is ground water and must be addressed by the property owner.

Frequently Called Numbers

Main Switchboard
717-657-5600
Police Administration
717-657-5656
Public Works Department
717-657-5615
Sewer Department
717-657-5617
Parks and Recreation
717-657-5635
Supervisor's Voice-Mail
717-724-8327

Office Hours

Municipal Center (Administration, Community Development, & Sewer)
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Police Department Records Office
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Public Works Department
6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sanitary Sewer Operations
6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Friendship Center and the Parks and Recreation Department
Monday to Thursday -  5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday - 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday - 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday - 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.