Stormwater Management

Stormwater Management

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Permits (MS4)

Rockledge Borough has begun implementing a new federally mandated program designed to reduce storm water pollution. NPDES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System), MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Water Systems), applies to all municipalities in designated urban areas. The Borough has an MS4 Permit with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). This regulates the Borough's storm sewer system and requires Rockledge to implement a storm water management program. The following six elements called "Minimum Control Measures" are included in this program:

  • Minimum Control Measure 1: Public education and outreach
  • Minimum Control Measure 2: Public participation and involvement
  • Minimum Control Measure 3: Illicit discharge detection and elimination
  • Minimum Control Measure 4: Construction site storm water runoff
  • Minimum Control Measure 5: Post-construction storm water management in new development and redevelopment
  • Minimum Control Measure 6: Pollution prevention and good housekeeping for municipal operations and maintenance

When all of the above measures are put into practice, significant reductions of pollutants are discharged from our storm sewer system and into receiving water bodies.

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Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed

A watershed is all of the land that drains rainwater into a particular body of water. The rainwater often carries chemicals, trash and other materials over the land and onto storm drains, depositing them directly into our creeks, streams and rivers. This has an adverse effect on everything from plants and wildlife to the water we drink. The TTF watershed is dedicated to restoring and maintaining the health and vitality of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Creek and its watershed. They are always looking for people who are interested in helping or willing to make donations. For more information, contact the watershed at 215-844-8100; ttfwatershed.org; .