Stormwater Management

West Chester University is working jointly with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to reduce the quantity and increase the quality of stormwater runoff. Polluted stormwater runoff is commonly transported through Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), from which it is often discharged untreated into local water bodies. The storm sewer system consists of underground pipes, inlets, manholes, swales, and stormwater management facilities. To prevent harmful pollutants from being washed or dumped into an MS4, operators must obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and develop a stormwater management program. This page provides information about stormwater, describes WCU programs  to protect stormwater, and provides links to stormwater resources.


Stormwater Inlet