Pollution Reduction Plan

The Borough of Plum is prepared to submit a Pollution Reduction Plan (PRP) in accordance with the requirements as defined in the General Permit PAG-13 Authorization to Discharge Under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). This general permit, issued by the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) grants the Borough of Plum the authority to discharge storm water into the Waters of the Commonwealth under a Storm water Discharges from Small Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) permit.


Plum Borough discharges storm water into a tributary stream of Plum Creek, Haymakers Run, Turtle Creek and Thompson Run which have been listed by the DEP as being impaired by sediment.  In accordance with Plum Borough’s permit, this PRP has been developed to address water quality initiatives within the drainage areas of these impaired streams.


The ultimate purpose of the PRP is to activate implementation of specific projects to capture and reduce pollutants conveyed by storm water runoff before they reach the streams. The PRP provides the background, assumptions, analysis and methodology to establish a justifiable baseline of current pollutant load generation and then identifies Best Management Practices (BMP) with site locations, designs, costs and implementation schedules. It also provides a framework for funding installation, operation and maintenance activities that provide regulators with assurance that the identified projects will materialize within the scheduled timeframe.


Plum Borough’s PRP is available for inspection at the Borough Building during normal business hours or by clicking here.  Written comments on the PRP should be directed to Charlie Prokopik at cprokopik@mitallengineering.com no later than September 11, 2017.