Healthy Watersheds

Nothing is more vital to the wellbeing of our cities, towns, and rural communities than water. From agricultural runoff and abandoned mine drainage (AMD) to urban and suburban stormwater, PEC works with partners to ensure the availability of abundant, clean drinking water and the ecological health of Pennsylvania’s 86,000 miles of rivers and streams.

Delaware River Watershed Initiative

The Delaware River Watershed Initiative brings together 65 groups working cooperatively, with funding from the William Penn Foundation, to protect and restore critical sources of drinking water.

As part of the Initiative, PEC coordinates a group of watershed organizations and academic institutions focused on suburban areas upstream from Philadelphia. Together, we work to improve water quality, increase biodiversity, and boost populations of aquatic and terrestrial species throughout the watershed.

Stormwater Management

PEC provides education and training resources that empower municipalities, residents, and businesses to better manage their stormwater and reduce pollution entering their local waterbodies.

Click here to view a list of resources available to download.

Philadelphia Water Department

Working with the City of Philadelphia, PEC conducts community outreach to inform and engage residents on a range of urban water quality issues.