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 the 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 stormwater system. If you see someone dumping, please call the Public Works Department at 717-657-5615.