Alburtis MS4 Public Outreach Program Presentation

On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, Jeffrey L. Ott, PE, MBA, President of Ott Consulting Inc.Jeffrey L. Ott, the Borough Engineer for Alburtis Borough, presented information regarding the Borough’s stormwater management system, a part of a MS4 Public Outreach Program. Stormwater regulations associated with the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) are administered under the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program. The MS4 program focuses on managing discharges into the waters of the region through education and implementation of proper control measures and best management practices (BMPs). Mr. Ott discussed the goals and requirements of the MS4 program.

Mr. Ott presented the MS4 Storm Sewer System mapping and provided background on the firm’s activities over the past year. Secondly, Mr. Ott discussed the Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP) requirements. The PRPs require existing pollutant load calculations. A specific load reduction must be accomplished within a 2018-2023 permit term. The preparation of a PRP also involves the mapping of drainage areas, reducing loads by existing BMPs, identifying required load reductions and locating planned BMPs.

The specific goal of the PRP Plan in the Borough of Alburtis is to reduce siltation in the Swabia Creek and the Little Lehigh Creek. The proposed PRP Plan consists of two options: streambank restoration along a portion of the Swabia Creek to the east of Glenn’s Woods development and/or a vegetated open channel on Maple Court, on a Borough owned parcel between Glenn’s Woods development and the railroad tracks.

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