The Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association is thrilled to announce the sixteen municipalities and four sewer authorities in the Wissahickon Creek watershed joined the Wissahickon Clean Water Partnership. Each positively responded by the January 29, 2016 deadline and unanimously agreed to join a voluntary partnership that was spearheaded by Dennis Miranda and the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association. This partnership demonstrates a commitment to working with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to address unhealthy water quality and reduce damaging floods in the region.
The partners will work together to develop a watershed-wide plan to make significant water quality improvements and public investments. The partnership will evaluate the causes of the problems and discuss different approaches to fixing them, such as potential actions to improve water quality, implementation strategies, water quality monitoring, and a timeline.
The sixteen municipalities that joined the Wissahickon Clean Water Partnership are Abington Township, Ambler Borough, Cheltenham Township, Horsham Township, Lansdale Borough, Lower Gwynedd Township, Montgomery Township, North Wales Borough, Philadelphia County, Springfield Township, Upper Dublin Township, Upper Gwynedd Township, Upper Moreland Township, Whitemarsh Township, Whitpain Township, and Worcester Township.
The sewer authorities that joined are Abington Township, Ambler Borough, Upper Gwynedd Township and Upper Dublin Township Wastewater Treatment Plants.
This collective action will move the needle to improve water quality by designing and implementing solutions that will improve the quality of life for all our residents.
As these conversations continue, so will the benefits to those of us living in the suburbs as well as our friends and families downstream in Philadelphia.