To prevent and reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, we have a policy on disposal of pollutants, a Stormwater Master Plan, as part of the Susquehanna River basin we follow the Susquehanna River Basin Commission permitting for water withdrawals to protect downstream water flows, and most recently revised is a Joint Pollutant Reduction Plan which provides a contractual obligation for the continued monitoring of the existing Regional Chesapeake Bay Pollutant Reduction Plan and Impaired Waters Plan.
Penn State Extension Saving the Chesapeake initiative brings together farmers, industry, and government agencies to come up with science-based solutions for reducing pollutants in Pennsylvania’s watersheds impacting the Chesapeake Bay.
Our PA Dept. of Envir. Pollution National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit regulates nutrient discharge into surface streams that flow to the Susquehanna River and to the Chesapeake Bay.