MS4 and Stormwater Management


The Borough of West Hazleton is required to obtain a stormwater discharge permit under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) from the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). This permit allows the Borough to operate their storm sewer system, called a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4). The permit requires the Borough to take certain steps to ensure that the stormwater is properly managed and controlled. The permit also requires that the Borough educate the public about storm water impacts and provide opportunities for the public to get involved and participate in program events.

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  • EPA Contractor hand out
  • Homeowners_Guide_to_Stormwater
  • MS4 illicit discharge brochure
  • MS4 public hand out
  • MS4 public info

Code Red Enrollment

OnSolve CodeRED is an emergency notification service that allows public safety officials to alert residents and businesses regarding emergency situations by Cell Phone, Text, Email, Social Media or Telephone.‚Äč

Forms are available here on this website for enrollment in Code Red Community Notification system under “Forms and Applications” as well as in the Borough Building at 100 S. 4th St; West Hazleton, PA 18202 or use the link above.