Storm Drain Markers are aluminum disks installed near storm drains to remind citizens not to dump anything in the storm drains, because they drain to local waterways. In Lycoming County, 600 storm drain markers were purchased with grant funds and installed next to storm drains in high-traffic areas of Williamsport and neighboring communities. Look for them, and tell your friends and family why they are important.
Stormwater runoff flows across impervious surfaces like roads and driveways, picking up pollutants like animal waste, chemicals, gas, and oil along the way, and carrying them into our local streams. Stormwater pollution is a significant threat to our local and regional waters.
It is vital to reduce as many of these pollutants as we possibly can before they reach our waters. The first and easiest step to cleaning up stormwater runoff is to stop dumping any waste directly into storm drains.
In most places, no, stormwater is not treated at a sewer plant. The storm drain system is normally a separate system that collects water running off rooftops, roads, sidewalks, and parking lots, and conveys that untreated water directly into local streams and rivers.
In other places, including some older sections of Williamsport, stormwater does go to the sewer plant. During periods of significant rainfall or snowmelt, the increased volume of water causes sewer overflows into our streams and rivers. Using the tips in this brochure, you can help reduce the pollutants and the volume of stormwater going to our streams and sewer plants.
245 West 4th Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone: (570) 327-7500
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm