Stormwater Management & Best Management Practices

Urban Garden

Stormwater flow-through planters are a new tool in managing stormwater in areas with limited space.

Land-Use Specific BMPs


Urban areas typically have extensive amounts of impervious areas, which lead to significant stormwater management issues.  Non-point source pollution, localized flooding, and degraded waterways are just some of the stormwater management challenges in urban areas.  The densely-developed nature of many urban areas can be problematic when looking for ways to retrofit locations to incorporate green stormwater infrastructure.  Fortunately, due to the significant need across the nation to effectively manage stormwater in urban areas, an extensive body of literature has been developed on the subject.  Read below to learn more about the challenges of and solutions for urban stormwater management. 


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 Educational Materials


Who We Are

Erin Kepple Adams
Claire Jordy

Pennsylvania Stormwater Regulations

State & Federal Water Laws
Federal Laws | Pennsylvania Code

Regulatory Agencies & Legislative Resources



Watershed Information and Regional Watershed Conservation Plans

GIS Data Sources

Green Infrastructure


Regional Stakeholders

Key Contacts


Grants & Funding Resources

Land Use/Land Cover
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Bulter | Fayette | Greene | Indiana |
Lawrence | Washington |


Water Resource Maps
MS4 Communities in the SPC Region
Act 167 Watersheds

NFIP Communities in the SPC Region Impaired Waterways by Source
Designated Uses in SPC Region
Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for Impaired Waterways
Population Density
Bedrock Formations


Municipal Separate Stormwater System (MS4)

SPC Educational Resources

SPC Workshop Materials


Stormwater Management & Best Management Practices

Free Educational Webinars and Online Training

Resources for Student Education


SWPA's Homeowner's Guide To Stormwater

Climate Change and Water Resources

Resources for Water Suppliers & Wastewater Managers

Additional Water
Quality Information

UPDATED! Quick Resource Guide to the MS4 Program

Quick Resource Guide for Winter Maintenance BMPs

Education Materials SPC Water Resource Center