The Borough Office will be closed from Wednesday, November 22 through Friday, November 24.
For concerns regarding trash and yard waste pick-up, please contact Tamaqua Transfer at 570-668-4515. For questions on recycling, call Eagle Disposal at 717-355-9560.
If you are interested in the position which is for the spot located at Main St. and E. Noble Ave., please fill out the application below and return it to the borough office via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 610-562-4950 or mail/drop off at the office: 115 E. 9th St. Shoemakersville.
Beginning October 31, trash pick-up day will now be on Tuesdays. There are no changes to the recycling schedule.
Please see the latest bulletin regarding Transient Criminal Scams.
You can pay your water bills or purchase your season passes online.
The Recreation Board is currently in need of new members. The Board is responsible for organizing Children’s Fair and the summer Park Program. If you are interested in helping these great community events continue, please contact the Borough Office at 610-562-8030 or email@example.com for more information.
MS4 is a conveyance or system of conveyances that is:
owned by a state, city, town, village or other public entity that discharges to waters of the U.S.; designed or used to collect or convey stormwater (including storm drains, pipes, ditches, etc.); not a combined sewer; and not part of a publicly owned treatment works (sewage treatment plant).
Polluted stormwater runoff is commonly transported through municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s), from which it is often discharged untreated into local waterbodies. To prevent harmful pollutants from being washed or dumped into an MS4, operators must develop a stormwater management program.
Phase I, issued in 1990, requires medium and large cities or certain counties with populations of 100,000 or more to obtain National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit coverage for their stormwater discharges.
Phase II, issued in 1999, requires regulated small MS4s in urbanized areas, as well as small MS4s outside the urbanized areas that are designated by the permitting authority, to obtain NPDES permit coverage for their stormwater discharges.
Generally, Phase I MS4s are covered by individual permits and Phase II MS4s are covered by a general permit. Each regulated MS4 is required to develop and implement a stormwater management program to reduce the contamination of stormwater runoff and prohibit illicit discharges.
The MS4 program consists of several requirements, referred to as the six minimum control measures and are as follows: public education and outreach; public participation and involvement; illicit discharge detection and elimination; construction site runoff control; post-construction runoff control; and pollution prevention and good housekeeping for municipal operations. The Phase I communities have additional requirements of monitoring outfalls and inspection of industrial facilities located in the MS4 boundary.
Click the link below to read the Borough’s Pollutant Reduction Plan.
Please contact the Borough Office at 610-562-8030 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.