Resources

Resources for:  Educators | Municipalities | Homeowners | Engineers | Other Organizations

Stormwater Educational Materials:

StormwaterPA.org

PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources:  http://dcnr.state.pa.us/brc/grants/greening/greenresources/index.htm

Stormwater Outreach Materials and Reference Documents published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:  https://www.epa.gov/greeningepa/epa-facility-stormwater-management 

Nonpoint Source Pointers (Factsheets): http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/outreach/facts_index.cfm

To find out what watershed you live in, and how to help protect it, go to the Philadelphia Water Department, Office of Watersheds’ Watershed Information Center: http://www.phillywatersheds.org/your_watershed  or check out U.S. EPA’s Surf Your Watershed:  https://cfpub.epa.gov/surf/locate/index.cfm.

Water Blues, Green Solutions:
Check out this interactive documentary project designed to promote awareness of the role green infrastructure can play in creating a sustainable water future, produced by Penn State Public Media.


Municipalities:

StormwaterPA.org

Technical online assistance to municipalities by the Center for Watershed Protection: http://www.cwp.org/stormwater-management/

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary has published several brochures that you may download at http://delawareestuary.org/node/101.  You may also order hard copies.

Several municipalities in Montgomery County have websites to educate residents on stormwater management; here are a few:


Homeowners:

A Homeowners Guide to Stormwater Management published by the Philadelphia Water Department is an excellent resource that gives detailed instructions how to install BMPs on any property in Southeastern PA.  Read them all and decide which one will work best for you!


Technical information on Stormwater BMPs:

PA DEP Stormwater BMP Manual: http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/View/Collection-8305

Federal Highway Administration, Stormwater Best Management Practices in an Ultra-Urban Setting: Selection and Monitoring: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/ultraurb/index.htm.


Additional Stormwater related links:

International Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Database: http://www.bmpdatabase.org/

Villanova BMP Stormwater Park: http://www3.villanova.edu/VUSP/bmp.html

Dauphin County Conservation District’s walking tour of Stormwater BMPs: http://www.dauphincd.org/main/BMP%20Tour%20page.htm

Water Environment Research Foundation: www.werf.org

Delaware River Basin Commission  – www.state.nj.us/drbc

Center for Watershed Protection  –  www.cwp.org

Contact information for other organizations can be found on the Helpful Links page.

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