Did you know that Upper Chichester Township is an MS4 community?
Probably not. What MS4 means is that Upper Chichester Township has a Municipal Separate Stormwater System. Believe it our not some municipalities still have a shared system that combines sanitary sewer water and stormwater.
At this point I could inundate you with technical information about what this all entails, but what it comes down to is that the Township and all it’s residents have an obligation to try and keep water flowing into our creeks and streams as clean as possible.
One of the main ways we accomplish that is through BMP’s or Best Management Practices. These are things like Rain Barrels, Swales, Rain Gardens, Dry Wells, and Others that are designed to slow the rate that Stormwater flows into our waterways.
All of the BMPs require maintenance at some point. The EPA has provided us with a quick and dirty guide to assist the residents of Upper Chichester Township.