Stormwater Management Education & Training

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

Stormwater is any precipitation that falls from the sky onto the land.

In natural environments, most stormwater is absorbed into the soil.

But when water hits impervious surfaces like roads, parking lots, and sidewalks, pollutants are washed into nearby waterbodies — including sources of our drinking water.

Polluted stormwater adversely affects human and animal health, and too much of it can lead to flooding and damaged streams.

Installing Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) is one way to improve water quality by treating stormwater where it falls.

Rain gardens, stormwater bump-outs on streets, and tree trenches are all types of GSI. These features provide environmental, economic and social benefits that can help transform a community.

Where We Work

Suburban and Rural Communities

By educating and engaging with the public, targeting sources of illicit discharge, and making plans to control and manage stormwater runoff, smaller communities can accomplish big things.


Philadelphia and Urban Centers

PEC works with Philadelphia Water Department and other stakeholders on stormwater management programs.


Pittsburgh and Urban Centers

PEC works with other local civic and environmental organizations to address the Pittsburgh region’s stormwater management problem. Additionally, we submitted recommendations to make ALCOSAN’s Wet Weather Plan more effective.


Get In Touch

For more information on our stormwater education and training programs please contact the watersheds team:

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