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(The Other) Newtown Township Establishes Rain Gardens to Help Meet MS4 Permit Requirements

(The Other) Newtown Township Establishes Rain Gardens to Help Meet MS4 Permit Requirements | Newtown News of Interest |

Newtown Township officials announced the establishment of demonstration rain gardens in two locations. One garden is located at the Township building on 209 Bishop Hollow Road. The other garden is located at the Newtown Edgmont Little League fields at 323 Bishop Hollow Road.


The rain gardens will help Newtown Township meet Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit requirements and control the quantity and quality of water entering township streams, specifically, water going to Springton Point Reservoir, which Aqua America uses to produce township drinking water.

johnmacknewtown's insight:

The article is talking about the Newtown Township in Delaware County, PA: which is often mistaken for Newtown Township in Bucks County PA. The Delaware township site is the TOP result when I do a search on “newtown township pa” in Google. We need to fix that!


BTW, MS4 stands for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System. MS4s are conveyances or systems of conveyances including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains that are owned or operated by a public entity, are designed or used for collecting or conveying StormWater Definition, and are not a combined sewer or part of a publicly owned treatment works.


The Lower Dolington Road Trail project [] originally included rain gardens but this plan was rejected by the Bucks County Conservation District. The revised pollution plan involves the creation of meadows on publicly-owned land, including parks.


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