Stormwater Management

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Ephrata has three completely separate systems for conveying water within the Borough of Ephrata. 


The drinking water (potable) is treated at a filtration plant and/or at times supplied by three wells and is conveyed by a distribution system to your house or facility for your use and consumption. 


The wastewater from residential homes, industrial and commercial properties is conveyed by a sanitary sewer collection system to two Wastewater Treatment Facilities for recycling back to the Cocalico Creek. 


Rainwater (stormwater) is collected by yard drains, roof gutters to down spouts, and street inlets (storm drains) is carried by storm sewer pipes or drainage ditches directly to the Cocalico Creek. The Public Works Division performs Stormwater maintenance activities. 


The Borough first adopted in April, 2004 and revised on November 11, 2013 a new Stormwater Ordinance to comply with both Act 167 and MS4 requirements. For additional information about Ephrata’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program contact Don Keen, Environmental Resource Manager at 717-738-9282, Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.