Jackson Township
Cambria County, Pennsylvania

Jackson Townships Role in
Stormwater Management

The Vinco area of Jackson Township is considered to be part of the Johnstown Urbanized Area according to the US Census Bureau.  The Vinco area is has water flowing into the Hinckston Run Watershed with this being the reason for Jackson Townships NPDES MS4S Permit to comply with PaDEP Stormwater Regulations.  Below is a link to view the area in Jackson Township affected by this permit.

Public Education & Outreach
Distributing educational materials and outreach to citizens in Jackson Township about the impacts polluted storm water runoff discharges can have on water quality.

Public Participation & Involvement
Providing opportunities for citizens to participate in program development and implementation.  Public meetings will also be held to help educate citizens on the importance of storm water management.

Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination
Developing and implementing a plan to detect and eliminate illicit discharges to the storm sewer system.  A system map will also be developed along with informing the community about hazards associated with illegal discharges and improper disposal of waste.

Construction Site Runoff Control
Developing, implementing, and enforcing an erosion and sediment control program for construction activities that disturb 1 or more acres of land.  Controls could include silt fences and temporary storm water detention ponds.

Post-Construction Runoff Control
Developing, implementing, and enforcing a program to address discharges of post-construction storm water runoff from new development and redevelopment areas.  Applicable controls could include preventative actions such as protecting sensitive areas such as wetlands or use of structural BMPs such as grassed swales or porous.

Pollution Prevention & Good Housekeeping
Developing and implementing a program with the goal of preventing or reducing pollutant runoff from municipal operations.  The program must include municipal staff training on pollution prevention measures and techniques.  Some examples would be regular street sweeping, reduction in the use of pesticides or street sale or frequent catch-basin cleaning.

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