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3200 Farmtrail Road   York, PA 17406-5699 |  Phone: (717) 764-4646  |  Fax: (717) 767-1400  |  Email:


York County Planning Commission Recap

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MS4 – Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System & Program

Stormwater FAQ

Stormwater Contacts

Erosion and Sediment Control – 717-840-7430
If the stormwater is “cloudy” or “dirty” and is originating from an area of active earth disturbance, you will receive the quickest response by calling the York County Conservation District at 717-840-7430. The District is the Township’s direct investigator of all erosion and sediment control concerns. Please provide your name, address, telephone number, where you may be contacted, and the specific location of the origin of the “cloudy” runoff.

Illicit Discharge – 717-764-4646
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) rules and regulations require that Manchester Township investigate any potential illicit discharges into our streams and waterways, including storm sewer, drainage channels and other events that may adversely affect water quality.

If you notice any of the following please notify the Township by calling 717-764-4646 and/or call 911;

  • Dumping, spills or other illicit (illegal) discharge into storm sewers or streams.
  • Sediment leaving a construction site during a rain event. (See Erosion and Sediment Control above)
  • Water Main Breaks
  • Fish or wildlife kills
  • Runoff from storm sewer piping into streams during dry weather. (Dry weather flows is water flowing out of a pipe after the rainfall has been completed for over 72 hours or more).

Stormwater Management – 717-764-4646
Stormwater runoff that is “clear” where active earth disturbance is not occurring, you will receive the quickest response by calling Manchester Township at 717-764-4646. Please provide your name, address, telephone number, and the specific location of the origin of the “clear” runoff. The Township will investigate the concern. For more stormwater management contacts see the engineering department.

For more information on Stormwater Management, please visit the PA DEP website:

Remember when fertilizing your lawn that excess fertilizers can be washed into the nearest stream or storm sewer system and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay. These excess fertilizers can cause large algae blooms, which use up a lot of oxygen. This oxygen is essential for the fish and other aquatic life to live in the bay. If you fertilize, please follow directions and use sparingly.

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