Coloring Contest

It is that time of year for the Annual Coloring Contest. 

If you have not heard the news, Irwin Borough and North Huntingdon Township are working together on our education and public outreach portion of our Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4).

1.      All entries must be turned in by 4:00 pm by May 23,2024. Instructions on turning in the coloring sheet are listed on the paper.

2.     Coloring sheets must meet the criteria listed on the instructions. Incomplete forms will not be judged.

3.     Age brackets for judging are as followed:

a.      Ages 2-5

b.     Ages 6-10

c.      Ages 8-12

d.     Ages 13-16

4.     One (1) winner for each age bracket will receive $50.00 cash. Their entry will be posted on our website, social media account. Entries will be judged by a panel of 3 judges. 

5.     Any questions regarding the contest can be addressed by Kody Grabiak at or Shari Martino at

6.     PDF versions of the coloring sheet can be located on the Borough of Irwin website under Community Resources, Storm Water Management. North Huntingdon Township you can find the coloring sheet under Residents, Ms4 & Stormwater, Coloring Contest PDF. Rules will also be posted in the same location.

We hope that you enjoy this contest and have fun being creative! This is for all Norwin residents to enjoy! Our judges cannot wait to see the entries! 

coloring contest sheet.pdf

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 do the stormdrains go?