Cranberry regards the goals of the 1972 U.S. Clean Water Act and its subsequent amendments as laudable. But implementing the Act’s requirements is expensive. So Washington, without providing funding, pushed the fulfillment of their requirements onto the states. The states, in turn, pushed them onto local governments. To enforce compliance, Pennsylvania issues permits to municipalities which, if their terms are satisfied, allow those communities to drain stormwater into the creeks, streams and rivers running through them for a five-year period. Cranberry’s most recent five-year permit will expire this spring and the Township has submitted its application to comply with the Act for the next five years. To help figure out the most cost-effective ways of meeting the Act’s requirements, Cranberry’s Board of Supervisors, at its January 25 meeting, agreed to retain the services of HRG Engineering, a local firm which has worked with a number of other Pennsylvania municipalities on their own stormwater issues.