Beginning January 1, 2022, Stormwater billing will no longer be sent in a sealed envelope. An example of the bill payment postcard is under the above icon.
New for 2022, Online billing
You can now sign up for stormwater ebills and get notification of the invoice by email instead of through the mail. You can also pay your invoice online through your bank's online banking. Visit latrobecity.authoritypay.com to access My City of Latrobe Stormwater Account and set up our online profile.
In 2003, the City of Latrobe became one of approximately 670 small urban communities within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania required to have its municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) regulated under the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (PADEP’s) National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II permit program for storm water discharges from storm sewer systems within small to medium-sized communities within urbanized areas as defined by the 2000 U.S. Census.
|Tracy Legato||Ext 1007|
901 Jefferson St.
Latrobe, PA 15650
Stormwater runoff is water from rainfall or snow/ice melt that flows over ground or impervious surfaces (paved streets, parking lots and rooftops) and does not percolate into the ground. Stormwater runoff may flow directly into natural tributaries, streams, rivers, lakes or other waterways within the City or it is intercepted and collected by the City’s municipal storm sewer system where it is then discharged at discrete locations (outfalls) into streams, rivers, lakes and other natural waterways.
- Accessibility and distribution of educational materials concerning stormwater runoff at City buildings and through various outlets to residents, businesses, contractors and developers within the City. Several links to additional information are also provided below (hyperlink to Related Links).
- Development of a City-wide MS4 outfall map showing streets, municipal storm sewers and sewer outfalls into the Loyalhanna Creek within the City. Developed through the Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination program, this map serves as a tool to isolate, identify and eliminate sources of non-stormwater discharges through visual inspection of the storm sewer system and dye-testing of sanitary laterals from homes, schools, businesses and industries.
- Moving toward adoption of an ordinance to prohibit illicit discharges and connections of non-stormwater into its MS4 system and to give the City authority to fine individuals caught illegally dumping pollutants into its MS4 system.
- Providing educational material to developers and contractors who come to the City building for building permit applications.
- Continually maintaining and tracking its MS4 system through cleaning, repairing and improving the system to ensure that it is functioning correctly. The City is also monitoring all other municipal operations such as fleet vehicle maintenance, municipal property maintenance, salt stockpiling to minimize any detrimental impacts that these operations may have on the MS4 system.
- Do not dump any chemicals, oils or other automotive fluids, grease, pet waste, grass clippings or other yard debris, fertilizers, etc. into storm inlets, catch basins, street gutters or directly into stream channels.
- Have your car or truck serviced regularly and repaired to eliminate any leaks in your vehicle.
- Do not litter or dump. Always dispose of any trash in its proper location and recycle whenever possible. Car batteries can be turned it at most automotive parts stores. Used motor oil and worn tires can be turned into most service shops.
- Follow the instructions when applying fertilizers and pesticides to your lawn or garden and never apply these products immediately before a rain storm.
- Notify the City via (724) 537-3580 if you see any pollutants, spills or non-stormwater discharge in the City’s MS4 system or natural waterways.
Related Links and more information for the Stormwater Management Program:
- To learn more about stormwater Management, go to www.stormwaterpa.org or visit the Pennsylvania DEP’s Stormwater Management Program Web Site.
- A Homeowner’s Guide to Protecting Our Watershed (Homeowners_Guide.pdf) has been developed by the 3 Rivers Wet Weather Demonstration Program for residents of the City of Pittsburgh and other western Pennsylvania communities.