Police Emergency – 911
Spills & Emergencies: PA DEP – 484.250.5900
Fish Kills: PA Fish Commission – 717.626.0228
Sanitary Sewer Clogs, Leaks, Overflows – 911
Here is more detailed information on what kinds of emergencies and problems you need to report:
MONTHLY STORM WATER TIPS:
UPCOMING STORM WATER EVENTS FOR BOROUGH RESIDENTS:
2 – The PA Resources Council and the DCVA present “Backyard Buffers & Rain Barrel Making” – - a free interactive presentation to inform residents on water conservation and storm water management practices that takes place on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 6:30 pm at the Twentieth Century Club in Lansdowne, PA.
Please click the below link to learn what a Illicit Discharge is and how to report it.
Storm Water Information for Builders
Builders and contractors working in our Borough need to follow certain procedures to prevent storm water pollution. Please familiarize yourself with the information in this flyer before applying for a building permit or starting any construction work in our community!
The State Department of Environmental Protection has a simple rule for what can enter Darby’s municipal storm water system: STORMWATER ONLY! State and federal clean water regulations, which Darby and other municipalities are required to follow, prohibit anything other than stormwater from entering the storm inlets found on most streets in the Borough.
What does this mean for you?
Here are some typical examples:
- After you mow your lawn, don’t blow or rake the clippings into the street. Rain water can wash them into the storm sewer system. Instead, bag them and place them on the curb for pick up by the Borough’s sanitation department on your next pick up day.
- If you spill a hazardous chemical, such as antifreeze, on your sidewalk or driveway, don’t wash it into the street. Use an absorbent material like kitty litter or rags to clean it up.
- If you are doing concrete work on your sidewalk, don’t wash excess material into the street or pour it directly into the storm sewer.
- If you are power washing your home, don’t use detergents if the wash water might enter the storm sewer system.
- If you are washing your car, try to use a non-toxic detergent and do the washing on the grass.
Stormwater is unavoidable, but its effects can be reduced by keeping harmful chemicals and materials out of the runoff. This section reviews potential sources of contamination and offers ways to minimize them. Click on the heading to read more. Then fill out the assessment table to help identify stormwater risks on your property.
These informational ads address different practices we all do on a daily basis, and give quick and easy ways to do them in a more water-friendly way. Check them out!
Here are some resources:
- Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
- Delaware County Conservation District
- Chester County Conservation District
- Darby Creek Valley Association
- DEP Stormwater Management
- Stormwater Center
- Pennsylvania Environmental Council
- Stormwater Outreach Materials and Reference Documents
- NPDES Permit Program Basics
- National Menu of Stormwater Best Management Practices
- C-R-C website
- Philadelphia Water Dept. – Stormy Weather
- Beautiful Solutions to Water Pollution
- What is a Rain Garden?
- Rain Barrel Guide
- Permeable Pavers
- Landscaping & Lawn Care
- Used Oil Management Program
- Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention
- Cigarette Butts
- Well Water Pollution
- Where to Recycle: Motor Oil, Antifreeze, Car Batteries, Tires & Scrap Metal: www.co.delaware.pa.us/recycle/auto.html