Report a Problem, Suggest an Idea

Report a Problem, Suggest an Idea

Report a Problem

If you observe a problem that is an emergency that may result in loss of life or property, please call 911.

If you observe flooding, illicit discharges, or would like to report another type of stormwater related problem that needs immediate attention, please contact Police Services (610-892-1496) or the Maintenance Department (610-892-1217). 

Suggest an Idea

If you have a suggestion or question regarding stormwater practices at the Brandywine campus, you can contact Tony Montagna, Supervisor of Maintenance and Operations, at 610-892-1217 or by email at amm58@psu.edu

How You Can Help

Volunteer: Volunteering for events such as Earth Day or watershed cleanup events is a great way to do your part in helping out the environment. If you would like to volunteer for an existing event being sponsored by the campus’ Sustainability Committee, please contact Committee Chair, Dr. David Macauley at dmm53@psu.edu. If you have a suggestion for a new activity that would enhance the campus’ stormwater management program, please contact Tony Montagna.

Pick Up Trash: Sometimes, someone will inadvertently drop a piece of trash on the ground. If you see trash that you can safely pick up, please do so and deposit it in the nearest trash or recycling bin.  It’s that simple. Improperly controlled trash can enter the storm drain system, which can then reach a water body such as our Rocky Run Creek, and cause pollutants in our water. 

polluted water coming out of a drainNever Dump Down Drains: Our storm inlets lead to our creeks and streams carrying any pollutants. These are not garbage receptacles. Untreated pollutants can kill fish and other aquatic life.

Educate Others: If you hear interesting facts that help our environment, spread the word around. Knowledge should be contagious. 

Conserve Water:  It is our duty to conserve water anywhere possible.

Car Care: Make sure your vehicle isn’t leaking fluids; dispose of any fluids at a designed recycling point. Use a car wash that treats and recycles its water or wash your car on grass or gravel areas instead of pavement areas where the runoff goes right to a storm drain inlet. 

Lawn Care: Use fertilizers and pesticides sparingly, and don’t forget to pick up pet waste.