Upper Yoder Stormwater Management


Upper Yoder Township was mandated by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to initiate a Stormwater Management Program as authorized by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations in order to improve water quality.

Upper Yoder Township applied for their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for stormwater discharges from small municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) from DEP in the year 2003.  Upper Yoder Township's application was approved 4/2/2004 - NDPES permit no. PA 1136120.  The stormwater permit program is set up with a 5-year implementation schedule. During this 5-year schedule, Upper Yoder Township has implemented a stormwater management program which includes:  public education and outreach, public participation/involvement, illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction site runoff control, post construction runoff control and pollution prevention/good housekeeping.

The Upper Yoder Township Supervisors adopted Ordinance No. 254 on Nov. 14, 2001 which regulates the management of stormwater in Upper Yoder Township.   This original ordinance was amended in July, 2010 as Ordinance No. 270.  A copy of this ordinance is available for review or downloading in its entirety under the LIBRARY OF DOCUMENTS section of the Township's web site.  ALL CONSTRUCTION/DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS MUST SUBMIT A DRAINAGE PLAN APPLICATION TO THE TOWNSHIP OFFICE PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT OF ANY PROJECT.  Municipal Fees for reviewing drainage plans and inspections have been established by Resolution and are available by contacting the Township office at 814-255-5243 or e-mail at upperyodertwp.@atlanticbbn.net