Additional Information

Safer Alternatives to Coal Tar Sealants


Did you know that Coal Tar Sealants contain up to 35% coal tar pitch, a labeled carcinogen. When sealing a driveway please take the following precautions to help protect our local streams:
  • Before using a pavement sealant, make sure that it does not contain coal tar, car tar pitch or RT-12.
  • Choose a product that is asphalt - or latex-based. Many home improvement centers, Home Depot, Lowes, and Ace Hardware no longer sell coal tar sealants and only use alternative products.
  • If you hire a contractor to seal your driveway specify that you want them to use a product without coal tar and ask to see the label before they start the job.

3rd Party Contact Information

Names of 3rd party companies with their phone number and hours of operation.
Need Name Phone Number
Hours
Water Quality
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP)
Water Quality Complaint Hotline - Daytime
484-250-5991 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Water Quality
PA DEP Water Quality Hotline
484-250-5900 24 Hours
Spills & Other
Emergencies
PA DEP
484-250-5990  
Spills & Other
Emergencies
Pennsylvania Emergency MGT Agency 800-424-7362  
Clogged or leaking sanitary
sewer lines; sewage smell in creek
UPT Sewer Authority
610-566-5376 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday
Fish Kills, Illegal Fishing Pennsylvania Fish Commission 855-FISHKILL
855-347-45455
 
Fish Kills, Illegal Fishing
PA DEP Water Quality 484-250-5991
Broken water mains Chester Water Authority 610-876-8181 24 Hours
Broken water mains Aqua PA 610-525-1402 24 Hours