watershed-friendly certification

Your home can be part of the solution for reducing stormwater runoff, reducing water pollution, conserving water, and supporting wildlife and pollinators all of which are critical elements of healthy, watershed-friendly property. 

Watershed- Friendly Property Certification recognizes landowners who incorporate best practices in managing and protecting water resources along with providing a habitat for wildlife and pollinators on their property. You can register an apartment, business, home, or large properties over 15 acres! 

The link below will take you to the site to start the process. Once it is completed, please follow the instructions that they provide you. If you register your property within Irwin Borough, we would love to know! If you need help or assistance, please contact us and we will guide you in the right direction. 


Catch basin maintence

As part of the Irwin Borough Municipal Sperate Storm Sewer System, or MS4, permit with the Pennsylvania DEP, the Irwin Borough Council would like to remind all people who live in and work within the Borough that our storm sewer inlets, curbs and gutters, drainage ditches and storm pipes discharge directly and untreated into Brush Creek, Tinkers Run and other natural waterway tributaries within the Borough. In order to keep our streams and lakes clean and pollution-free, we remind residents and businesses to please:

Do NOT discard leaves, grass clippings, used paints, solvents, or other wastes into the storm drains, roadside ditches or stream channels. 

You can also share the video below that is shared with school aged children to show then where storm drains lead and what happens when they are not maintained. 

Where to the stormdrains go?