Poster Contest!

Stormwater Pollution Poster Contest

Help Penndel Borough raise awareness about stormwater pollution by making a poster! Winners will get a gift certificate to local Penndel businesses and have their posters displayed at Borough Hall and on the Borough’s website!

Contest Requirements:

  • Poster size must be 8.5’ x 11’
  • Artwork must be original
  • Must include the following with your submission: name, address, phone, age, grade.
  • Poster must include a picture/message about storm water pollution.
  • By submitting your poster, you are granting permission for Penndel Borough to display it on its website and other places. Mailed in/dropped off posters will not be returned.
  • All entries must be received by August 30, 2021.
  • You can take a picture of your poster and email it to LGermain@BoroughofPenndel.org or mail it to 300 Bellevue Ave, Penndel, PA 19047.

Information About Storm Water that You May Include in Your Poster

Rain, by nature, is important for replenishing drinking water supplies, recreation, and healthy wildlife habitats. It only becomes a problem when pollutants from our activities are left on the ground for rain to wash away. Here are some ways to prevent storm water pollution:

  • Properly dispose of hazardous substances such as used oil, cleaning supplies, and paint—never pour any down the storm sewer system.
  • Use pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides properly to prevent excess runoff
  • Look for signs of soil and other pollutants, such as debris and chemicals, leaving construction sites in storm water runoff or tracked onto roads by construction vehicles, and report to your community.
  • Install innovative storm water practices on residential property, such as rain barrels or rain gardens, that capture storm water and keep it on site.
  • Report any discharges from storm water outfalls during times of dry weather—a sign that there could be a problem with the storm sewer system.
  • Pick up after pets and dispose of their waste properly.
  • Store materials that could pollute storm water indoors and use containers for outdoor storage that do not rust or leak to eliminate exposure of materials to storm water.

 

For more information about storm water, visit the PA DEP website: https://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Water/CleanWater/StormwaterMgmt/Stormwater/MCM/Pages/MCM-1-Public-Education.aspx

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