Storm Water Drains

During a rain event, water runs over the land collecting pollutants and bringing them to the nearest storm-water drain.  Pollutants such as fertilizer, pesticide, motor oil, paint and litter that are washed into storm drains flow directly into our waterways including the Wyomissing Creek and Schuylkill River.  This pollution degrades our water quality and damages local aquatic habitats. 

Everyone can help prevent storm-water pollution by keeping potential pollutants away from storm drains and other bodies of water.

Sinkhole Insurance Coverage

Sinkholes occur throughout much of Pennsylvania. These happen when natural running water seeps into the soil and erodes underground limestone or dolomite deposits, forming a cavern. When the roof of the cavern caves in, a sinkhole is formed. 

Homeowners who are concerned about sinkholes, or who may live in an area where sinkholes are more common, may want to discuss this coverage with their insurance professional. 

Typical homeowners' insurance policies do not cover damage from sinkholes. If you own a home and you want this coverage, you will probably have to request it and purchase it as an additional coverage rider on your homeowners' policy, at an additional cost.  




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The Borough of West Reading
500 Chestnut Street
West Reading, PA 19611
Office: 610-374-8273
Fax: 610-374-8419
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