streambank restoration DCED grant

The Borough received a grant from the Pennsylvania DCED through the Westmoreland Conservation District for streambank restoration, with the goal of preventing erosion of the streambank adjacent to Irwin Park. Log vanes were put in to push the water to the center of the stream and create wildlife habitats. Also photographed is the rip rap area by the ball fields, which has created a nice view of the stream for a peaceful walk on the walking track. Not photographed are the retention ponds and the new retaining wall next to the amphitheater. You can see more photos below on the slide show. 

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, raodside ditches or stream channels.