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