Is stormwater a problem in White Township?

Over the years, as White Township developed and neighborhoods were built, the Township has inherited or developed a network of curbs, gutters, swales, pipes, and detention ponds, to carry rain as it moves downhill. With time, pipes have rusted, swales have grown thick with weeds, and catch basins that collect water from the roads have collapsed. Township crews perform regular inspections and know the location of many of the problem areas that need replacement. However, funding is often only available to make the most critical repairs. When repairs are not made, pipes can become blocked and water can flow where it’s not supposed to, causing flooding and stream pollution.