What is Stormwater?

Stormwater is water that originates from precipitation, including not only rain, but snow and hail as well. This water collects on the grass and pavement and eventually finds its way to a body of water or a drain. During its travel, stormwater will pick up chemicals from fuel and salt on the road, in addition to common yard practices of fertilizer and weed killer use. The federal government has tasked each state, and therefore county and township, to control just how much of these substances enter our environment and lower the levels as much as possible.

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We Meet Monthly

The Swatara Stormwater Authority meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM, both in person and streamed on our Township Facebook page. But, what is the annual Stormwater Fee used for? Our storm system is older and degrading throughout the Township. The original infrastructure relied on metal pipes and brick boxes, great for their time, but falling apart now. Pipe bottoms have rotted out over time, disintegration quickened by the use of salt in the winter, and bricks weather away. We find forgotten/abandoned, sediment and debris blocked structures, sinkholes from our karst (a fancy term for limestone and cave forming geology), and even animal activity. New construction uses plastic pipes, customized concrete boxes, improved detention/retention technology, as well as public education all lead to longer lasting system and better maintenance. Please feel free to contact us!

Stormwater Billing/Payments

Stormwater Authority bills will be mailed in February to property owners. Payments must be remitted within sixty (60) days of the date of billing.  Payments will be accepted in the form of cash, personal check, online credit.  Payments can be made on-line on the Township website. Cash will be accepted when making an in-person payment only.  A drop box is also available outside in front of the municipal building for payment by check only. 

Please call 717-564-2551 with questions or concerns regarding your stormwater fee.  The mailing address is Swatara Township Stormwater Authority, 599 Eisenhower Boulevard, Harrisburg, PA  17111.  The Swatara Township Sewer Authority is no longer billing or receiving payments for the Swatara Township Stormwater fee. 

Stormwater Board

Chairman: Shane Steele

Vice Chairwoman: Shaela Ellis

Director: Thomas Connolly

Director: Christine Zubeck

Director: Michael Tuckey

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