Wissahickon Valley: Clean Your Water

Resources for Municipal Officers

As a municipal officer, you play a crucial role in protecting water quality in your community. Taking a proactive approach to stormwater management can result in long-term savings by reducing the need for costly remediation, clean up and repair. Green techniques, such as rain gardens, permeable pavement, riparian buffers, and naturalized landscapes, not only manage stormwater where it falls; they also help improve quality of life. By educating your community members and encouraging action, you can protect your local water resources -- and the Wissahickon Watershed.

Great things are happening throughout the watershed! For inspiration, see how Ambler Borough is embarking on an effort to build more rain gardens:

What is a "TMDL", and how does it impact the municipalities within the Wissahickon Watershed? Richard Fromuth, Research Associate for the Temple Center for Sustainable Communities, explains in this short clip:

There are a wealth of tools available to help you reach out to your various audiences and get them engaged. A good place to start is sharing links to the videos we've called out on the right. We have even more video case studies available for download here on this site.

To help you dive deeper, we've categorized resources by type in the listings below. You can also search for audience-specific materials by visiting the other Community Roles pages. If you have any questions or suggestions for additional materials, please contact us

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