Stormwater

Lebanon County Stormwater Consortium

The Lebanon County Stormwater Consortium is comprised of a voting representative from each of the participating members. The participants are Annville Township, City of Lebanon, Cleona Boro Authority, North Cornwall, North Lebanon, and South Lebanon townships. The Elected Officials of each municipality signed an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement for participation in the Consortium and the Implementation of the Lebanon Area Regional Pollutant Reduction Plan in 2017. The Lebanon County Redevelopment Authority provides administration services to the Consortium.  The Consortium meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at 10:00.  For 2021, these meetings are held at the North Lebanon Township Municipal Building and via Zoom.

In December of 2019, DEP renewed North Lebanon Township’s NPDES-MS4 Permit. To date, over 20 stormwater improvement projects have been completed that help to achieve our required 10% reduction of total suspended solids (sediment) as outlined in the Consortium’s Joint Pollutant Reduction Plan.

Lebanon Co Consortium Website


LCSC Proposed Stormwater Consortium Project


A partial list of completed projects includes the following:

  1. Riparian Buffer Restoration at Northeast Park – Funded by DEP Water Quality Improvement Grant
  2. Basin Retrofit & Tree Planting at the 12th and Cumberland Street – Funded by DEP Water Quality Improvement Grant
  3. Tree Planting at Jadell Drive – Funded by DEP Water Quality Improvement Grant
  4. Tree Planting at City of Lebanon’s Green Waste Facility property – Funded by DEP Water Quality Improvement Grant
  5. Basin Retrofit at Snow Goose – Funded by Landowner
  6. Basin Retrofit at Pumpkin Ridge – Funded by Landowner
  7. Vegetated Swale at Elias Avenue – Funded by Consortium
  8. Basin Retrofit at Union Canal Elementary School – Funded by Cornwall-Lebanon School District
  9. Basin Retrofit & Impervious Area Reduction at N 11th Ave – Funded by Developer
  10. Tree Planting at Kiner Ave – Funded by ACB
  11. Tree Planting at Lenni Lenape Park – Funded by CBF
  12. Streambank Restoration on the Snitz Creek at the Hershey property in North Cornwall Township – Funded by PA Fish & Boat Commission

    In 2021, the Consortium is moving forward with the following projects:

  13. Hickory Blvd Basin Retrofit, Design-Construction, funded via DEP Water Quality Improvement Grant
  14. Clover Drive Basin Retrofit, Design-Construction, funded via DEP Water Quality Improvement Grant
  15. Lebanon Rails Business Park 3 Basin Retrofits, Design-Construction
  16. North Cornwall Twp municipal building Basin Retrofit, Design-Construction
  17. Melody Lane Basin Retrofit, Design-Construction
  18. Redwood Lane Basin Retrofit, Design-Construction
  19. Quittapahilla Creek Floodplain Restoration, upstream of the 22nd St bridge. Design and permitting starting in 2021 and construction expected in 2022 or 2023.
  20. Shoreline Stabilization at Lion’s Lake. Design and permitting are starting in late 2021. Construction is expected to start in 2022 or 2023.

CATCH BASINS & STORM DRAINS

If you have noticed a drain that needs to be cleared or repaired, please contact the Township Office. Residents SHOULD NOT alter the design of the drain area in any manner. Please do not dump debris (i.e. grass clipping, shrubs, and twigs) into inlets


“When It Rains…It Drains”
Stormwater runoff is an issue every person needs to be educated about. Many of our daily tasks impact our water supply. Please take the time to visit the stormwater information sites on our links page to learn more about this very important topic.


Center for Watershed Protection


DEP Stormwater Management


Chesapeake Bay Program


Delaware Co Conservation Elementary Stormwater Video


Backyard Conservation


LCCWA Stormwater Brochure


Swimming Pool Discharge


Pond Maintenance


Rain Barrel Maintenance


DEP Stream Maintenance


Farming For Clean Water


Healthy Lawns, Healthy Water


Bayscape Homeowners Guide


Rain Gardens

I Never Promised You a Rain Garden is an informative article about stormwater management and the increased emergence of rain gardens, written by Phylis Dryden, a member of the Lebanon Co Clean Water Alliance, who has seen first-hand the aesthetic improvements of stormwater management.


Identifying & Reporting Illicit Discharges