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Upstream -> Downstream Spreading Green City, Clean Waters Upstream by Chris Crockett
 

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  • This nearly completed concrete liquid manure storage unit will store 6 months of waste preventing contaminated runoff until the optimal time for crop application arrives.This SRRF farm is now equipped with an animal walkway with crossing over a sensitive stormwater runoff area. The cattle barnyard area has curbing, and grading to a new manure storage basin.

Upstream -> Downstream Spreading Green City, Clean Waters Upstream by Chris Crockett Upstream -> Downstream Spreading Green City, Clean Waters Upstream by Chris Crockett Presentation Transcript

  • Upstream -> Downstream Spreading Green City, Clean Waters Upstream October 28, 2013 www.phillywatersheds.org
  • Key Actions Needed Upstream • • • • Creation of Systems for Stormwater Currency Coordinated & Planned Smart Growth Forest Preservation Agricultural Preservation and Management
  • EXAMPLE: GREEN CITIES, CLEAN WATERS
  • Green Cities, Clean Waters Concept
  • REGIONAL COORDINATION & PARTNERSHIPS FOR SOLUTIONS : EXAMPLE: SCHUYLKILL ACTION NETWORK SCHUYLKILL RIVER RESTORATION FUND
  • Regional Coordination: Schuylkill Action Network (SAN) • Spearheaded by EPA Region III, PWD, PDE, and PA DEP • Formed to address priorities of Philadelphia’s Source Water Assessments • Includes local watershed organizations, water suppliers, corporations, universities, and local, state and federal government • Over 415 individual members • 160+ organizations • Recipient of 2004 EPA Targeted Watershed Initiative Grant ~ $1.4 million dollars for priority watershed projects • Over $20 million leveraged for priority projects since 2003 www.schuylkillwaters.org
  • Schuylkill River Restoration Fund (SRRF) • The SRRF provides grants to government agencies and nonprofit organizations for projects that improve the quality of water in the watershed • Over 30 projects since 2006 – Agricultural remediation – Stormwater runoff improvements – • Acid mine drainage – Eroded streambank High priority land protection AFTER $ 2.2 million contributed from: – Exelon Nuclear Corporation – Philadelphia Water Department – Aqua Pennsylvania – Partnership for the Delaware Estuary Healthy streambank BEFORE
  • BEFORE SRRF Farm BMP Projects AFTER A nearly completed concrete liquid manure storage unit will prevent the waste from contaminating rainwater runoff at this SRRF farm. An animal walkway, animal crossing, manure storage unit and stormwater controls will prevent contaminated runoff from reaching the nearby stream in Schuylkill Watershed at this SRRF farm.
  • Summary • Philadelphia has very little control over its source water and is committed to addressing concerns facing our water supply through regional partnerships. • By leveraging public and private resources, priority watershed protection projects can be accomplished to better protect a region’s drinking water supply