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Stormwater Publications, Outreach Materials, and Resources

The following publications/outreach materials were developed through NCTCOG's Regional Stormwater Management Program (RSWMP) and are available for purchase (while supplies last) or download. Please follow the links below for download or to place an order. Links to other resources are also provided. Also be sure to check out our brochures page.

Publications
Description
Ordering Information
S&H will be added to each order.
Doo The Right Thing Calendar

2017 Doo the Right Thing Calendar

Colorful calendar featuring the winners of the 2017 Doo the Right Thing Calendar Photo Contest. Each month features a winning dog and provides information about why it is important to clean up after your pets. more info

Available for download:

Web PDF

Printer PDF

Outreach Template—Landscape Best Management Practices (2016)


Municipal stormwater educators in the North Texas region can use this resource when creating e-newsletter articles, webpage copy, social media posts, and so on. It includes information to help educators promote and facilitate the proper use, application, and disposal of pesticides and fertilizers by the public, but it goes beyond this, providing information on landscape best management practices that can help reduce the amount of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers applied in the first place (such as integrated pest management, using native plants, using compost, etc.).

Available for download:

Freddy The Fish

Stormwater Education Videos (2015)

1. Freddy the Fish Teaches About Stormwater 4:30
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. Intended for elementary school aged audiences. Pairs with the Freddy the Fish science experiment. Watch on YouTube

2. Stormwater to Drinking Water 6:00
Graphical illustrations of Stormwater concepts including runoff, non-point source pollution, where storm drains lead to, and pollution prevention techniques. Intended for high school aged audiences. Watch on YouTube

- Watch videos on YouTube:
Freddy The Fish
Stormwater to Drinking Water
- DVD format or HD electronic video file download available.

$35 for DVD containing both videos.

Email EandD@nctcog.org or call 817-695-9210 for ordering and other information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pollution Prevention BMP Poster Template:
Do Your Part -- Keep Pollution Out of Storm Drains & Ways (2015)

- A template for 13 tabloid (11" x 17") posters entitled Do Your Part -- Keep Pollution Out of Storm Drains & Ways.
- These posters can help train municipal employees about stormwater pollution prevention. The topics covered include best management practices (BMPs) related to fleet maintenance, parks and ground maintenance, drainage maintenance, streets maintenance, materials storage, spills, soil and erosion control, solid waste operations, and water main repair/dewatering. Cities can customize the template with their appropriate text, contacts, logos, etc.

Available for download:

  • PowerPoint Template [pptx]
    (Note: Internet Explorer users must "Save" file then open from their computer. Firefox users may "Open" file directly from here.)
Pollution Prevention Training Series

Preventing Stormwater Pollution: What We Can Do - Municipal Stormwater Training Series

- DVD - 6 videos totaling 60min in length (2010)
- PowerPoint Modules (2005)

Tools to assist local governments and state agencies in training their employees on stormwater pollution prevention. Includes the following topics: introduction, construction activities and land disturbances, fleet maintenance and material handling, streets and drainage maintenance, parks and grounds maintenance, and solid waste operations. more info

$85
Includes DVD, PowerPoint Modules, and editable video files.

Purchase online

Email EandD@nctcog.org or call 817-695-9210 for ordering and other information

Construction Stormwater Awareness DVD

Municipal Employee Training: Construction Stormwater Awareness DVD (2012)

- Length: 14:30

Equips municipal employees with the knowledge and resources necessary to recognize and report poor stormwater management at construction sites. This video explains the potential environmental problems caused by poor construction site management to non-stormwater staff. more info

$25

Purchase online

Email EandD@nctcog.org or call 817-695-9210 for ordering and other information

Potable Water Discharge Training Module

Potable Water Discharges (2016)

- Online Training Module
- Length: 13:30
- Includes Pre-Assessment and Post-Assessment Quiz

This training is for employees who work on potable water discharges when maintaining and repairing our public utilities. Topics covered include why it's important to protect our surface waters and how potable water discharges can negatively impact that water quality. You will be provided with information on how you can help reduce or eliminate these negative impacts using best practices. more info

$35

Purchase online
training module

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflows Training Module

Sanitary Sewer Overflows (2016)

- Online Training Module
- Length: 11:00
- Includes Pre-Assessment and Post-Assessment Quiz

This training is for municipal employees who work on sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) when maintaining our public utilities. Topics covered include why it is important to protect water quality and how SSOs can negatively impact that water quality. You will be provided with information on how you can help reduce or eliminate these negative impacts using best practices. Finally, we'll discuss reporting responsibilities. more info

$35

Purchase online
training module

 

Stormwater Construction Guide

Preventing Stormwater Pollution at Construction Sites Field Guide (2011)

- 28 pages, printed on 4"x9" card stock, laminated, and attached to a carabiner.

Equips the construction site superintendent in the North Central Texas region with the knowledge and resources necessary to help keep the site compliant and protect water quality from stormwater pollution due to soil loss and mismanagement of materials and waste.

$25

Purchase online

Email EandD@nctcog.org or call 817-695-9210 for ordering and other information

IDDE DVD

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination DVD (2013)

- Length: 7:00
- DVD comes with downloadable video files
- Watch the video on YouTube.

Equips municipal employees with the knowledge to be able to recognize and report water pollution while traveling the community to conduct municipal business. This video explains the potential environmental problems caused by water pollution and provides numerous examples of illicit discharges and stormwater pollution. Intended for non-stormwater staff.
more info

$25

Purchase online

Email EandD@nctcog.org or call 817-695-9210 for ordering and other information

Municipal Employee Training PPT

Municipal Employee Training: Recognizing and Reporting Illicit Discharges (2012)

- PowerPoint Module and Instructor's Guide.

Tools to assist local governments in training field staff on recognizing and reporting illicit discharges. The Instructor's Guide is intended to describe the material presented in the PowerPoint module and provide the instructor with additional speaking points. Both items may be adapted as needed.

Available for download:

IDDE Field Guide

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Field Investigation Guide (2011)

- 25 pages, printed on 5.5"x8.5" 10 mil paper (waterproof), and pre-hole punched (3-ring binder not included)

Serves as guidance for local entities seeking to identify and eliminate illicit discharges and connections to their municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s).
more info

$25

Purchase online

Email EandD@nctcog.org or call 817-695-9210 for ordering and other information

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Poster (2015)

- 11"x17" poster that gives examples of illicit discharges

Serves as visual guidance for employees of local entities seeking to identify and eliminate illicit discharges and connections to their municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s).
more info

Available for download. As well as a Spanish version which can be found here.

Email EandD@nctcog.org or call 817-695-9210 for ordering and other information

Cease the Grease

Cease The Grease: Home Edition DVD (2012)

- Length: 4:30
- English and Spanish
- Visit www.ceasethegreasentx.com for more details.
- Watch the video on YouTube.

This light-hearted, funny video demonstrates to a broad audience the concequences of putting Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) down your drain. The video also teaches best practices for handling grease in the kitchen.
Produced by the North Texas Grease Abatement Council.

$25

Email EandD@nctcog.org or call 817-695-9210 for ordering and other information

Stormwater Jeopardy Game

Stormwater Quiz Show Game (2012)

- Online and downloadable interactive quiz game.
- Keeps score for up to 4 players/groups.
- Pre-loaded with 3 difficulty levels.
- Game editor for custom games using your own questions.

Interactive teaching tool to help educators teach students about various topics involving stormwater. The game is played much like the popular television show Jeopardy™. more info

Available to play online or for download

Email EandD@nctcog.org or call 817-695-9210 for ordering and other information

Cooperative Agreement Handbook

Stormwater Cooperative Agreement Handbook (2009)

Provides local governments guidance in preparing cooperative local agreements to address stormwater permit regulations.

Available for download [pdf]:

Outreach Materials
Description
Ordering Information
Texas SmartScape Bookmarks

Texas SmartScape Bookmarks (2014)

- Assortment of 4 versions
- Size: 2.5" x 8"

Colorful bookmarks that display pictures of SmartScape plants and direct people to the www.txsmartscape.com web site. Stormwater and water conservation messages are on the back. Includes QR code for quick, mobile access to the web site.

This item is part of the annual Stormwater Cooperative Purchase.

 

Email EandD@nctcog.org or call 817-695-9210 for more information

Doo The Right Thing Bookmarks

Dog Waste Bookmarks (2012)

- Assortment of 5 versions

Colorful bookmarks that display pictures of dogs with the "DOO the Right Thing" slogan. A message of why dog owners should pick up after their dog(s) and some simple tips for doing so is on the back.

This item is part of the annual Stormwater Cooperative Purchase.

 

Email EandD@nctcog.org or call 817-695-9210 for more information

Doo The Right Thing Pledge Form

Dog Waste Pledge Form (2010)

Form for dog owners to fill out indicating they pledge to “DOO the Right Thing” and pick up after their dog(s) and dispose of the waste properly. Tips for dealing wtih dog waste are included. Directs people to the www.dfwstormwater.com/petwaste web site.

Available for download, click here
Yard Waste Brochure

Yard Waste Brochures (2007)

- 4 versions available
- Targets Homeowners (in English or Spanish) or Landscape Maintenance Companies (in English or Spanish)

Tri-fold brochures that discuss the proper way to dispose of grass clippings and fallen tree leaves (mulch and leave on the lawn). Directs people to the www.dfwstormwater.com/yardwaste web site.

This item is part of the annual Stormwater Cooperative Purchase.

 

Email EandD@nctcog.org or call 817-695-9210 for more information

Resources
Description
Train the Trainer Presentation

Municipal Stormwater "Train-the-Trainer" Event Resources (2012)

Resources to assist municipal stormwater staff with training employees on municipal stormwater pollution prevention. The following resources were developed by Environmental Trainers, Inc. and are available for download [ppt]:

 

 
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