Storm water management consists of the planning, design, and control of the conveyance and storage of surface waters resulting from precipitation. Major objectives are the protection of water quality, the prevention of flooding and erosion, and the promotion of the natural recharge of ground water. The Pennsylvania Storm Water Management Act was enacted in 19’78 to address these crucial issues. The intent of the Act is to encourage storm water run-off planning and management, with the program administered locally, consistent with the Commonwealth’s duty as trustee of natural resources and the peoples I constitutional right to the preservation of the environment. The Act places major responsibility for managing storm water on the landowner or developer.
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