Stormwater Management

Permit Requirements

Jackson Township Property Owners: Virtually any new impervious improvement to your property will require a Stormwater Permit Application (impervious means it does not permit water to pass through it).  Read More...>>

To Report Stormwater or Water Pollution Problems

Erosion and Sediment Control Hotline - 717-840-7430
If the stormwater is "cloudy" or "dirty" and originated from an area of active earth disturbance, you will receive the quickest response by calling the York County Conservation District at 717-840-7430.  The District investigates all erosion and sediment control concerns for the Township.  Please provide your name, address, telephone number where you can be contacted, and the specific location of the origin of the sediment laden runoff.

Illicit Discharges

Storm water regulations from Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) require that Jackson Township investigate potentially illicit discharges into our streams as well as other events adversely affecting water quality.

If you notice any of the following Notify the Township Zoning Officer, Ray Dietrich at 717-225-5661 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call York County Control at 911;

  • Dumping, spills or other illicit (illegal) discharge into storm sewers or streams
  • Observed pollution event or pollutants entering a stream
  • Dry weather flows from outfall pipes into streams (a dry weather flow is water observed flowing out of a pipe when there hasn't been any rainfall for a period of 72 hours or more)
  • Fish Kills
  • Water Main break

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit (PAG-13) for Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s)

Jackson Township Seeks to Comply with Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit (PAG-13) for Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s)

Jackson Township is the owner of a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) that discharges to surface waters of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Therefore, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA-DEP) requires that the Township obtain and comply with the requirements of a NPDES General Permit (PAG-13).  

The Township submits an MS4 Annual Report Form which outlines the Township's efforts to comply with the NPDES GP-13 requirements.  To comply The Township follows the PA-DEP's 6 Minimum Control Measure (MCMs) protocols which included: Public Education and Outreach on Storm Water Impacts, Public Involvement/Participation, Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination, Construction Site Storm Water Runoff Control, Post-Construction Storm Water Management in New Development and Redevelopment, and Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations.

The MS-4 Annual Report is avaiable for public review at the Jackson Township building 439 Roth's Church Road, Spring Grove, PA between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

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Total Area: 23.5 sq. miles
Population: 8748 (2020 Census)
Population Density: 319 persons per sq. mile
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School District: Spring Grove Area Schools