Dallas Area Municipal Authority Stormwater Program
“To preserve and enhance the quality of the environment and infrastructure through prompt, cost effective, and courteous delivery of services which protect the health, safety, and welfare of citizens of our communities in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.”
The Dallas Area Municipal Authority has partnered with Dallas Borough, Dallas Township, and Kingston Township to administer their Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) programs.
The MS4 program was instituted to reduce pollution entering our local waterways, which eventually make their way into the Susquehanna River and ultimately into the Chesapeake Bay.
The Unites States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) instituted this program in response to severe pollution issues in the Chesapeake Bay. The pollutants of most concern are nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) and sediment that get carried to the Bay from streams within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
The EPA mandated that the six states and Washington D.C. that the Chesapeake Bay Watershed is within must implement pollution reduction efforts to improve the health of the Bay. For Pennsylvania, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), has been tasked with administering this program within the state. DEP has identified the many municipalities that must comply with this pollution reduction effort throughout the state. Dallas Borough, Dallas Townships, and Kingston Township are among those municipalities that are included in the program.
Please explore the other sections of our website to learn more about stormwater in Pennsylvania and how you can make a difference and help clean up our local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.