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Ephrata Township Storm Water Management Program

07/15/2016 by

Notice to Ephrata Township Residents

In an effort to reduce storm water pollution and improve water quality, Ephrata Township has developed and implemented a Storm Water Management Program.  This program is required by the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, issued through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).  The NPDES permit regulates storm water discharges from the Township's municipal separate storm water system (MS4); a series of inlets, pipes, swales, outfalls and other drainage facilities that collect, convey and discharge storm water directly into our streams.

If you notice any illicit discharge which would allow any type of pollution to enter the storm water system or any body of water, please contact the Township immediately at 717-733-1044.

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WERT Rail Trail Project

08/17/2015 by

Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail Project

Ephrata Township, Ephrata Borough, Akron Borough and Warwick Township are working together on a project to develop a rail trail which will extend for approximately eight  miles between Ephrata and Lititz.  The walking and biking trail will be built over several phases over the next five years.  The project will connect the existing trails in Ephrata Borough and Warwick Township.   WERT PHASING MAP

Ephrata Borough, Ephrata Township and Akron Borough have completed  2.8 miles of trail that extends from Locust Street in Ephrata Borough to approximately 1,300 feet west of Main Street in Akron.

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New Floodplain Maps

03/19/2014 by Admin

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released a Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate 
Map (FIRM) for Ephrata Township. The FIRM illustrates the extent of flood hazards in Ephrata Township and is 
used to determine who must buy flood insurance and the floodplain development regulations that apply in 
the flood risk zones depicted.

 

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