Stormwater Basin Construction – Cedar Hollow, Manheim Central Middle School & Stehman Property at the end of West End Road

Work is being done in the drainage basin due to the Township’s MS4 responsibilities (see for more information:

Penn Township was awarded a grant through PA DEP to design several projects, one is the Loghes Drive basin. The project aims to address the Township’s requirements for pounds of sediment reduced into the Chesapeake Bay, as well as % decreases in chemicals such as nitrogen and phosphorus. The Cedar Hollow basin in one of several the Township is currently in the process of constructing. The basin in Cedar Hollow, (10k lb. sediment/year), another basin at White Oak Road, with the school district (15k lb. sediment/year), and a swale (part of the Jerry Stehman Land Development) along West End Drive which will remove about 63k lb. sediment/year.

The basin in Cedar Hollow is being constructed with addition of amended soils and planted with a low maintenance planting mix to ensure drainage is released slowly and to aid in biorention of stormwater. The basin will largely look as it did prior; in regards to size, shape, and plant characteristics.

View video on work done on the Loghes Drive and Manheim Central Middle School projects using PA DEP grant and Township funding.

For more resources and information on stormwater, visit

***Please do not enter the site(s) or alter work being done. These are ongoing construction projects and disruptions to the construction is not permitted.