Storm Water Management

New federal stormwater management regulations require Ephrata Township and others in “urbanized areas” across Pennsylvania to apply for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to discharge stormwater from our Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4).  Under the new regulations, Ephrata Township will now manage the quality as well as the quantity of storm water runoff generated within the Township.  The purpose of the new regulation is to reduce waterway pollution from contaminants carried by stormwater runoff.  Every property owner in the Township can help to reduce the amount of pollution entering our waterways.  The Lancaster County Consevation District has produced a pamphlet that property owners can use to development and impelment a storm water management plan for their property.  Click on the links below for information on how you can do your part.
The Homeowner's Guide to Storm Water
Homeowner's Guide to Storm Water Management BMP Maintenance
On May 6, 2014, the Ephrata Township Board of Supervisors adopted a new Storm Water Management Ordinance.  To view the new Ordinance, Appendices, Application Forms and Minor Storm Water Permit Options,  please click on the tabs below.
Storm Water Management Ordinance.
Storm Water Ordinance Amendment
Storm Water Management Ordinance - Appendices
Appendix No. 7 - Carbonate Geology Certification
Storm Water Management Permit - Application Fees
Storm Water Management Permit - Application Form
Storm Water Management Permit - Exemption Form
Minor Storm Water Management  Permit - Stone Infiltration Trench Information
Minor Storm Water Management Permit - Rain Barrels / Cisterns / Rain Garden Information
Minor Storm Water Management Permit - Vegetated Swale with Check Dam Information 
For more information on stormwater management, please go to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s website.

Information for the General Public

Citizen Complaint Form - Illicit Discharge

Information for Developers and Contractors

Ephrata Township Stormwater Maps

Ephrata Township MS4 DEP Permit Approval

022 Ephrata Township MS4 Report

2021 Ephrata Township MS4 Report

2020 Ephrata Township MS4 Report

Cocalico Creek Chesapeake Bay Pollutant Reduction Plan - Executive Summary

Ephrata Township MS4 Program Information Sheet

phrata Township Stormwater Management Program