Stormwater Resource Links
Flyers and Other Print Media
Below are links to flyers and other print media that illustrate key facets of stormwater management in Watertown.
What follows is a sampling of videos that explain the importance of stormwater management.
Public Service Announcements (PSAs) / Educational Videos
In late 2015, 9th graders in Mr. Russell Cooke's English classes at WHS researched, reviewed, and recommended the following 4 videos, which they felt were best at educating Watertown residents and students about the problem of stormwater pollution and ways that they can help prevent it:
Freddy the Fish Teaches About Stormwater (4:28)
"Freddy the Fish teaches kids about what happens to rain after it hits the ground, where storm drains lead to, and what we can do to help prevent water pollution." [North Central Texas Council of Governments, 2014]
Stormwater Pollution The Dirty Truth: Home Activities (1:48)
"Who would have thought that everyday home activities can pollute the creeks, rivers, and sea shore? Watch this video to see how you can help reduce that pollution." [Australian Car Wash Association, 2015]
Fifteen to the River: Explaining Stormwater Runoff (1:49)
"In Grand Rapids (MI), it takes only 15 to 30 minutes for contaminated rain and stormwater to reach the Grand River and comparable waterways via the municipal stormwater sewer or by flowing directly into its tributaries." [West Michigan Environmental Action Council, 2011]
Your Stormwater Dollars (4:57)
"This novel PSA describes the importance of stormwater handling and how your stormwater dollars are used in the budget." [City of Durham (NC), 2011]
Examples of Stormwater Management Successes
"Many American cities are growing to the idea that they need to do a much better job handling their stormwater runoff at the ground level. In Indianapolis, they decided not only to do that but significantly green the city along its newly opened Cultural Trail. The 8 mile separated biking and walking route loops through the heart of the downtown, and as you'll see in this short (expanded from our larger work) Karen S. Haley, the Executive Director of Indianapolis Cultural Trail, tells us a little about the substantial and verdant bioswales they installed." [STREETFILMS, 2013]