Regional Stormwater Management Program

Regional Stormwater Management Program

As a result of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement of 1983, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has mandated the governance of stormwater and reduction of pollutants entering the Chesapeake Bay.

Specifically, the Pollution Reduction Plan (PRP) requires a reduction of the following pollutants by 2023:

  • 10% sediment
  • 5% phosphorous
  • 3% nitrogen

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) ensures affected municipalities satisfy these mandates through the imposition of Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permits.

Leading the regional approach to stormwater management, the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority (WVSA) will serve as the MS4 administrator among 32 municipalities (view map). WVSA continues working collaboratively with participating municipalities and has launched a public education campaign to raise awareness about best practices for stemming pollutants entering our waterways.  

To learn more, visit:

Updated Pollution Reduction Plan (PRP) 

Regional Stormwater Management Program 

Illiicit Discharge Detection & Elimination / Municipal Contacts

Stormwater Budget 2020 

WVSA Stormwater Fact Sheet 2019

Labor Distribution

Pennsylvania Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual

WVSA Pilot BMP Projects 

View Rain Garden Pilot 

View Stormwater Park Pilot 

Abrahams Creek Stream Restoration Plan -- Video (New!)

Quick Resource Guide to the MS4 Program

WVSA's Stormwater Management Services Log