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Plymouth Township and the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority

Plymouth Township is a member of the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority (WVSA) in Luzerne County. To comply with the water quality requirements of the Clean Water Act and the Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law, Plymouth Township participates in the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program. This program aims to reduce stormwater pollution and protect our waterways.

MS4 Program Requirements

The MS4 program involves several key components to manage stormwater runoff and improve water quality:

  1. Public Education and Outreach: We provide educational materials to inform residents about the impacts of stormwater discharges on water bodies.
  2. Public Involvement and Participation: We encourage community participation in stormwater management activities.
  3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination: We work to identify and eliminate sources of pollution entering our storm sewer system.
  4. Construction Site Runoff Control: We enforce measures to reduce pollutants in stormwater runoff from construction activities.
  5. Post-Construction Stormwater Management: We implement strategies to manage stormwater runoff after construction activities are completed.
  6. Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping: We promote practices to reduce pollutant runoff from municipal operations.

Important Links

For more information about stormwater management, please visit the following resources:

Educational Resources

We have provided several educational documents to help you understand the importance of stormwater management and how you can help:

Report an Illicit Discharge

If you suspect an illicit discharge into the storm sewer system, please report it immediately. You can fill out our Illicit Discharge Reporting Form or call Plymouth Township at (570) 779-5388 to leave a message with details of the discharge.