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Upper Makefield Township residents value preservation and believe it improves their quality of life. With tax dollars and individual actions, they support preservation of land, water, energy, and even history.
When rain comes down or the snow melts, where does it go? It trickles down roof tops, across lawns, through the streets, and into storm drains and streams. Along the way, that stormwater picks up chemicals, dirt, and debris, which can contaminate our water supply and delicate aquatic environments. Help protect your water by reducing stormwater contamination.
An illicit discharge is any discharge to the storm sewer system that is not composed entirely of stormwater. A few exceptions to this rule include: firefighting activities, landscape irrigation, foundation drains, and water from crawl space pumps.
Sources of illicit discharge include but are not limited to:
Illicit discharges enter the system either through direct connections (deliberate pipe hookups to the storm drain system) or indirect connections (spills collected by drain outlets, or deliberate dumping down the storm drain). These illicit discharges drain directly to the creeks and streams and may be loaded with large amounts of harmful and toxic substances. If you notice illicit discharges, please report them to the township at 215-968-2868.
You can help manage stormwater by volunteering:
*If you are interested in any of these programs, contact Dave Kuhns at firstname.lastname@example.org