The Wissahickon Clean Water Partnership plans for a greener future

03/14/2020

Wissahickon Clean Water Partnership

13 municipalities and 4 wastewater treatment plants that make up the Wissahickon Creek Watershed have joined together to address impaired stream health in the Wissahickon Creek. This coalition, called the Wissahickon Clean Water Partnership, is working with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to create a Water Quality Improvement Plan that meets the EPA’s criteria for impaired creeks, and to implement that plan to protect and improve the Wissahickon Creek for all to enjoy.

 

The Wissahickon Clean Water Partnership has spent the past three years working together to evaluate the causes of impaired waters and to produce a watershed-wide plan to make significant improvements to stream health over the coming years. By working together on a coordinated solution, the group aims to ensure that local interests are emphasized, that no municipality is alone in combating pollution, and to help municipalities, sewer authorities and taxpayers keep costs down in the long run.

 

Listen to Pennsylvania Legacies 4-part podcast on the state of the Wissahickon:

PEC Podcast - Part 1

Pennsylvania Legacies #28: The Real Wissahickon

Posted March 3, 2017 | By: Josh Raulerson

 

PEC Podcast - Part 2

Pennsylvania Legacies #60: The Right Questions

Posted November 3, 2017 | By: Josh Raulerson

 

PEC Podcast - Part 3

Pennsylvania Legacies #64: A Tale of Two Townships

Posted January 13, 2018 | By: Josh Raulerson

 

PEC Podcast - Part 4

Pennsylvania Legacies #86: Teaming Up to Save the Wissahickon

Posted November 16, 2018 | By: Josh Raulerson

 

Municipalities

The following municipalities signed an Intergovernmental Agreement in 2016 to participate in the Wissahickon Clean Water Partnership:

Abington

North Wales

Ambler

Philadelphia

Cheltenham

Springfield

Lansdale

Upper Dublin

Lower Gwynedd

Upper Gwynedd

Montgomery

Whitemarsh

Whitpain

 

Wastewater Treatment Plants

All four wastewater treatment plants in the watershed are also participating:

Abington Wastewater Treatment Plant

Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority

Ambler Wastewater Treatment Plant

Upper Gwynedd Wastewater Treatment Plant

Each participating municipality and wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) selected two representatives to act on the Management Committee.

 

How can I get involved in this effort? 

If you are interested in the work of the Wissahickon Clean Water Partnership, contact your municipality to learn more about how your community is participating in this effort.

 

Wissahickon Trails provides support for outreach to the public and municipalities about this important work. Join our email list to receive information about upcoming public activities to learn more about the Wissahickon Clean Water Partnership, and spread the word to your friends and neighbors.

 

You can also learn how you can make a difference at home to protect and care for our local streams. Learn more.

 

Get Involved in the Clean Water Partnership

Contact your local municipality to learn more