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MCM 1: Public Education

Minimum Control Measure (MCM) #1 of the MS4 permit deals with Public Education and Outreach on Stormwater Impacts. There are four Best Management Practices (BMPs) within MCM #1.

The following is a selection of resources for those seeking more information on MS4 permit requirements related to MCM #1.

Links to resources outside of DEP's website do not necessarily constitute an endorsement.

Public Educational Video: "Let's Be Stormwater Smart"

Use this short, simple video from DEP to educate your community on the problems caused by stormwater pollution and what they can do to reduce it.

  • Let’s Be Stormwater Smart, PA - Just link to this video on your municipal web site or social media pages. Or download (right click and choose "save video as") the video file, if you want to embed the video instead of linking to it.

Booklet: Stream Maintenance Guide

This 2017 DEP booklet uses a simple green light/yellow light/red light approach to break down what landowners need to know about what requires a DEP permit and what doesn’t.

Stencil Kit: Storm Drains

Hold a storm drain stenciling event in your community with these tools from DEP.

Kids Activities Book: Spring Creek Stormwater Activity Book

This activity booklet is designed to teach children about water resources and stormwater pollution. Created by College, Ferguson, Harris and Patton Townships; State College Borough; and Penn State.

Customizable Posters: Rain Gardens and Green Infrastructure

The Environmental Protection Agency provides downloadable files for municipalities to use to make rain garden and green roof posters and banners.