MS4 Webinars & Resources
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4) programs are stormwater programs required by the federal Clean Water Act. Municipal separate storm sewer systems collect polluted runoff that would otherwise make its way into local waterways. These webinars are offered as part of CBF's on-going commitment to helping communities reduce stormwater pollution. Check our collection of additional resources, documents, and websites.
Fact sheets and other resources on low-impact, environmentally sensitive, and green infrastructure practices, designs, and potential funding options.
"Best Practices Guide for Stormwater Utilities, Fees, and Authorities"
This 8-page guide by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation includes best practices in public education and outreach; fair local ordinances and state statutes; setting budgets and fees; innovative financing; and implementing effective programs. Download PDF
"Virginia Conservation Assistance Program Implementation and Design Manual"
The manual (and associated VCAP Program) were developed as a project of the Urban Committee of the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Participating Soil and Water Conservation Districts are Thomas Jefferson, Culpeper, Hanover-Caroline, and Piedmont. The manual is divided into two parts. Part I deals with the development and implementation of a pilot program being carried out in the Culpeper, Hanover-Caroline, Piedmaont, and Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Part II contains design standards developed for different Best Management Practices (BMPs). The manual is available on the Thomas Jefferson Soil & Water Conservation District website at www.tjswcd.org/UrbanProgram.html.
PDF documents to download
- Finding the Green! A guide to Pennsylvania state funding opportunities for conservation, recreation, and preservation projects
- Navigating the Stormwaters: What's available where for stormwater management within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed—A Companion Piece to the Finding the Green Guide
- Dry Well Maintenance
- Infiltration Trench Maintenance
- Stormwater Pond Maintenance
- Rain Barrel Maintenance
- Green Roof Maintenance
- Underground Hydrodynamic Separators Maintenance
- Pervious Pavement Maintenance
- Vegetated Swale Maintenance
- Maintenance Summary: Recommended maintenance timeframes for bioretention areas and rain gardens, rain barrels, green roofs, permeable pavement, dry wells, and tree boxes
- The Economic Benefits of Green Infrastructure: A Case Study of Lancaster, PA, February 2014, EPA 800-R-14-007
- Stormwater Financing Economic Impact Assessment: Anne Arundel County, MD, and Lynchburg, VA, Environmental Finance Center, University of Maryland, January 30, 2013
- Polluted Runoff: How Investing in Runoff Pollution Control Systems Improves the Chesapeake Bay Region's Ecology, Economy, and Health, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, January 2014