Norristown Ensures its Commitment to Safe and Effective Stormwater Management




For Immediate Release       


Contact: Gabriela Prete

                                                                                                                          Public Information Officer



June 1, 2017



Norristown Ensures its Commitment to Safe and Effective Stormwater Management


NORRISTOWN, PA – The Municipal Council of Norristown announces today its continued

dedication to ensuring the safe and effective management of stormwater runoff throughout the



Due to recent inquiries into the state of Norristown’s stormwater management system, Municipal

officials would like to reiterate that the Municipality strives to protect public property, the public

right-of-way, and private property from potential stormwater damage through strict oversight of

Norristown’s local stormwater system, a system of underground water drainage tunnels which

includes sections of the Saw Mill Run Culvert.


In response to Norristown’s aging stormwater system and Municipal Council’s commitment to

safe and effective stormwater management, the Municipality has over the years made numerous

repairs to parts of the stormwater system located under the public right-of-way and on property

owned by the Municipality. Because the failure of a property owner to maintain his own

stormwater feature does impact the safety of the community as a whole, the Municipality has also

taken the proper steps to ensure that stormwater management features that run under private

property meet code enforcement standards set by the General Laws of Norristown.


When private property owner fails to meet that responsibility and privately owned facilities

become deficient, the Municipality has taken the necessary actions to stipulate repair by private

property owners, rather than having this cost being borne by all residents. That being said, the

Municipality supports any private endeavor to maintain their portion of the stormwater system and

reaffirms the Municipality’s commitment to ensuring safe and effective stormwater management

in Norristown.


All media inquiries should be directed to Crandall O. Jones, Municipal Administrator, for

the Municipality of Norristown, at 610-270-0421 or

Municipality of Norristown
235 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Phone: 610-272-8080
Fax: 610-275-0687

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