Growing Greener remains the largest single investment of state funds in Pennsylvania’s history to address Pennsylvania’s critical environmental concerns of the 21st century. The three priorities of this program include: Conserving Land and Water Resources, Restoring Damaged Waterways and Land, and Creating Prosperous and Sustainable Communities.
Conserving Land and Water Resources
Restoring Damaged Waterways and Land
Ambler is a small, densely developed area with limited open space to manage the stormwater that washes off our impervious surfaces. Three creeks run through our Borough: Rose Valley, Tannery Run and Stuart Farm Creeks. Because Ambler has Storm drains we, along with other municipalities with storm drains, must comply with the stormwater requirement of the Federal Clean Water Act to keep our waterways clean. Pennsylvania’s Stormwater Management Act (better known as Act 167), MS4 Program, Chapter 102 (Erosion and Sediment Control Requirements), and NPDES Permit Program for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Construction Activities are amongst the Commonwealth’s methods for meeting the runoff-related requirements of the Clean Water Act. Currently, in the Wissahickon Watershed, there are Total Maximum Daily Loads (a way to measure pollutants) for: sedimentation, phosphorous and nitrogen. For a community such as Ambler, it becomes essential to make a difference at a local level. Homeowners can create action by educating themselves and looking for opportunities to make a difference. Employing simple tools can help homeowners with water issues, and our community in working towards cleaner water in the Wissahickon Watershed. Contact the EAC for a free assessment of your property.
Creating Prosperous and Sustainable Communities