Stormwater Management


The Township’s storm drainage system is very important to keeping runoff from flooding roadways and damaging property. The inlets in the streets are interconnected by piping.  The inlets discharge to larger pipes, ditches/swales, or streams. Eventually all of our runoff ends up in the Brandywine Creek, which drains into the Delaware River.

Maintenance is critical to the proper operation of the Stormwater Management (SWM) system. Inlets are spaced along a roadway at low points in order to efficiently collect rainwater. It is important that inlets remain free and clear of leaves and other debris. If the inlet is clogged and not accepting runoff, the Public Works Department should be notified at 610-436-5108 ext. 201.  Similarly drainage ditches and swales must also be kept clear of debris.