Portions of Cumru Township are located within the WYOMISSING CREEK WATERSHED, which is subject to a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for excess sediment loading to the stream and is therefore required, in association with the upcoming 2018-2023 Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Individual Permitting, to begin the process of improving water quality by remediating the sediment pollution. Eight (8) municipalities have formed the WYOMISSING CREEK WATERSHED COALITION (WCWC), a joint intermunicipal organization with the goal of complying with the regulations in a coordinated and cost-effective manner. The WCWC has prepared a draft of the required TMDL Implementation Plan, a physical copy of which is available for public review at the Township of Cumru Administrative Offices, 1775 Welsh Road, Mohnton, PA 19540, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, prevailing time. Written comments may be submitted to Mohnton Borough Hall, 21 O’Neil Street, Mohnton, PA 19540 Attention “Wyomissing Creek TMDL” or submitted via email to “email@example.com”, Subject line “Wyomissing Creek TMDL.”
Additionally, a public hearing will be held at the WCWC’s regular August meeting, held at 2:00 pm on August 22, 2017, at the Spring Township Building, 2850 Windmill Road, Sinking Spring, PA 19608 to receive any additional public comment on the plan.The comment period will be open from July 28, 2017 to August 30, 2017.