Stormwater Management

Click here to view the Township’s Stormwater Management Ordinance.

Citizen awareness needed to report water pollution

To report an environmental incident, contact the South East Region DEP Office at 484-250-5900.  For non-emergency questions or complaints, please contact Joanne Ache (South East Region Service Representative) at 484-250-5991.

EAST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Citizen Water Quality Hotlines

DEP Water Quality Complaint Hotline Daytime 484-250-5991 Weekdays 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
DEP 24 Hour Water Quality Hotline 484-250-5900 Anytime, including evenings and weekends
Spills and other Emergencies Hotlines PA DEP484-250-5990 PA Emergency MGT Agency1-800-424-7362
Clogged or leaking sanitary sewer lines; sewage smell in creek East Goshen Township610-692-7171 Weekdays 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM After hours call 911
Fish Kills, Illegal Fishing PA Fish Commission1-855-FISHKILL Also call DEP Water Quality 484-250-5991
Broken water mains Aqua Pennsylvania 610-525-1402 – 24 hours

Sanitary Sewer Backup
In the event of a sanitary sewer backup at your property, please call the Township Office first.  The Township office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Monday through Friday.  After those hours, call 911 and a Public Works employee will be dispatched to check the line.  Although the Township conscientiously maintains its sewer system, periodic backups into homes or businesses inevitably occur.  In most cases, the Township’s responsibility ends when the line is cleared and the problem causing the blockage as been addressed.  Responsibility for cleanup and damage to the premises rests with the resident.  The Township will not reimburse a property owner for plumbing fees.  Most homeowners insurance policies have optional riders for sewer backups that, if purchased will provide coverage    -updated June 19, 2013  CRC Watersheds Association,

Stormwater Management For Small Projects – What a Homeowner Needs To Know
DEP Home Page (Department of Environmental Protection)
DEP Stormwater Management (Department of Environmental Protection)
DEP Southeast Regional Office (Department of Environmental Protection)
DEP Watershed Management (Department of Environmental Protection)
Chester County Conservation District
Chester County Water Resources Authority
Chester Ridley Crum Watersheds Association
Delaware County Conservation District
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
Delaware Estuary
Stormwater PA
Polluted stormwater runoff is the greatest threat to clean water!

We have provided several informational posters below. Click on poster to enlarge
These messages are brought to by the Chester-Ridley-Crum Watershed Association and the neighboring municipalities.  Acknowledgment to Philadelphia Water Department & Wissahickon Watershed Association.

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