Stormwater Management

Stormwater Management

Polluted Runoff: Nonpoint Source Pollution EPA Watersheds: This webpage is offered to educate residents about stormwater regulations, potential water pollution or flooding as a result of our local activities in the watershed. Bedminster Township operates a Municipal Stormwater System (MSS) that currently being reviewed for permitting by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP). This Permit  will require that the Township:

  • Develop and implement  public education and outreach activities
  • Notify and solicit public input and involvement regarding management of the stormwater system
  • Monitor, test and eliminate illicit discharges from outfalls (stormwater exiting pipes into the waterways) in the system
  • Control construction site stormwater runoff through enforcement of ordinances
  • Ensure that all post-construction stormwater improvements in new or re-developed areas are built as designed and are operated and maintained properly
  • Implement a pollution prevention program for municipal operations many municipalities in Pennsylvania were required to obtain a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to discharge storm runoff from the municipality owned storm sewer system (known as MS4. Click here to view the MS-4 Homepage and MS-4 Fact Sheet).

When  the NPDES permit is obtained by Bedminster Township,  requirements of the permit will include tasks such as:

  • Enact  a  Stormwater Management Ordinance compliant with the MS4 Model Ordinance
  • Inspect every stormwater outfall that discharges to the local streams and creeks for signs of pollution
  • Encourage the public to participate in stormwater related activities
  • Provide educational materials to the public and business owners
  • Review construction plans and permits for stormwater related concerns
  • File an annual report with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) documenting the permit related activities that occurred during the year.

For additional information, visit the EPA Water Homepage  and the EPA Stormwater Homepage. Another valuable resource is the The Bucks County Conservation District website.

Stormwater Management Documents

Green Solution to SWM
Curb Water Pollution 

FEMA | Federal Emergency Management Agency
PA Department of Environmental Protection
Center for Watershed Protection
Maintain Your BMPs
Maintain Your BMPs II
Swimming Pool Guidelines
Bucks County Conservation District
Clean Water Partners
Green Guide for Property Management 

Stormwater Info-Chester County Water Resource Authority
Discover ways of protecting-restoring our rivers & sources of drinking water
PA Clean Streams Law

SWM Act (Act 167)

EPA Nonpoint Source Outreach Toolbox

Temple-Villanova Sustainable Stormwater Initiative
EPA – Green Infrastructure
EPA – Structures Mosquitos
EPA – Best Management Practices for SWM
EPA National Pollutant Discharge
Homeowners Guide to Stormwater BMP Maintenance
DEP Construction SWM (booklet)
EPA Protecting Water Quality from Urban runoff

Brown Water, Green Weeds
DEP Intro to Wetlands
DEP Wetlands – Functions at the Junction 
DEP Facts & Falsehoods Trivia 

EPA How Does Your Garden Grow
Ten Things to Prevent Stormwater Runoff


Land & Municipal Office

  • 432 Elephant Rd Perkasie, PA 18944
  • Phone: 215-249-3320
  • Fax: 215-249-8270
  • Hours: 8am to 4pm, Mon. – Fri.

Police Department

  • 3112 Bedminster Rd PO Box 111 Bedminster, PA 18910
  • Phone: 215-795-2972
  • Fax: 215-795-2034