Have a Stormwater Concern?
Palmer Township has launched an online reporting system for stormwater concerns. This form is for Palmer Township residents only.
Concerns can include: flooding from creek/stream/waterbody or stormwater system limitations, etc. To report your stormwater concern please click HERE.
A clean stormwater system is critical to our environment.
PLEASE NOTIFY THE PALMER TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SERVICES DEPARTMENT IMMEDIATELY IF AN APPARENT ILLICIT DISCHARGE IS FOUND AT A STORM SEWER OUTLET OR WITHIN A SWALE.
PUBLIC SERVICES CAN BE CONTACTED AT 610-253-7191 WEEKDAYS FROM 8:30 AM TO 4:30 PM.
AFTER HOURS, A MESSAGE CAN BE LEFT AT THE NORTHAMPTON COUNTY NON-EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER 610-759-2200.
to protect your DRINKING water.
From the well or the tap, the watershed we live in is the source of your or someone else's drinking water.
- Water makes up three quarters of our planet.
- Only 1% of all the water on earth is accessible and clean enough for our consumption.
- All people, plants and animals must share this same 1% water supply.
Make every drop count...
- A watershed is all the land that drains into a common water body, such as a stream, creek, lake or river.
- From Palmer Township the Delaware River watershed receives water from the Schoeneck Creek, Bushkill Creek and the Lehigh River.
- The Delaware River at Easton provides drinking water for over 60,000 people.
- The Schoeneck Creek, Bushkill Creek and the Lehigh River as well as the Delaware River provide recreation areas for the region.
- Preserving these waterways and their watersheds means protecting your drinking water resources.
Resolve to do more...
- Don't dispose of waste oil, garbage, etc. in storm sewer inlets.
- Don't destroy undergrowth buffers along waterways.
- Use pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides properly and efficiently to prevent excess run-off.
SMALL actions make a BIG difference. It is that SIMPLE!!!
Protect Palmer Township and downstream environment from illicit discharges to storm sewer systems.
- Illicit discharges include dry weather flows from storm water outfalls and swales along stream banks or a significant volume of an unusual looking or odorous discharge from a stormwater out fall during wet weather.
- If an illicit discharge is found, do not investigate further; this material may be harmful to your health and safety. Immediately notify the Palmer Township.
- Public Services Department at (610) 253-7191 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm weekdays; and, after hours, a message can be left at the Northampton County non-emergency phone number (610) 330-2200.
- Some examples of illicit discharges are automotive fluids (antifreeze, used motor oil, brake fluid, fuel, etc.), concrete slurry, paint products and solvents.