Mar. 11, 2020

ALTOONA – To ensure residents have up-to-date information on managing stormwater, Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) and Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) will host a program about stormwater management for property owners. The program is being held in conjunction with the Blair County Conservation District (BCCD) and the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC).

The program will be held on Monday, March 30, from 6-8 p.m. at the Logan Township Municipal Building, 100 Chief Logan Circle.

“This is a great opportunity for people who own property, both small and large parcels, to learn about efforts to manage stormwater and, more importantly, what they can do to manage runoff on their property,” Schmitt said. “With so many knowledgeable people leading the discussion, attendees will leave with new-found information.”

During the program, officials with the BCCD, SAP&DC, and Penn State Extension will discuss important information, such as explaining what stormwater is, how regulations impact property owners, property owners’ responsibilities and much more.

“Stormwater runoff is a common problem in our region and throughout Pennsylvania, and elected officials receive many calls and complaints about the impacts of that runoff, which causes flooding, property damage, erosion, and pollution to our waterways. These challenges are complex, and each situation is unique,” Ward said. “This workshop will provide information that all property owners can use to better understand stormwater management and what it means to be a good stormwater neighbor.”

Seating for the event is limited and those interested in attending must RSVP in advance. To reserve your seat, call Schmitt’s office at 814-946-7218, go online to, and click on the events tab. The deadline to register is Wednesday, March 25.

Representative Lou Schmitt
79th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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