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MS-4 stands for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems.
A Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) stormwater discharge permit is issued to municipalities for municipally owned structures, including retention basins, ditches, roadside inlets, underground pipes and other  conveyances used to control stormwater runoff. East Stroudsburg Borough’s urban classification via the 2010 U.S. Census requires it to become part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s MS-4 program, managed by the PA DEP.
The key requirement of the program in the Borough of East Stroudsburg is to reduce the sediment levels in Reservoir Run, a creek that runs through the municipality. This can be accomplished through public education, inspections of outfalls, illicit discharge detection, and other preventative measures.