To create the storm water video, the Seacoast Stormwater Coalition was formed, comprised of representation from Rochester, Dover, Somersworth, Durham, Exeter, Portsmouth, the University of New Hampshire, and the NH Department of Transportation. The group then contracted with the UNH Video Services to develop a 30 minute public informational video program about storm water runoff which could be aired on local access TV and shown at schools and community action programs. The video is an important part of the Federal Storm Water Program (Phase II) public information and is a great way to maximize public exposure to these issues in a cost effective manner.
Using local New Hampshire seacoast scenes and local municipal employees, the video details the importance of the local watersheds and storm water impacts on area waterbodies. The video presentation raises public awareness about pollution sources and impacts to drinking, recreational, and fishing waters. It imparts ideas on how individuals can lessen or prevent water pollution.
Funding for this video was provided in part by a Watershed Assistance Grant from the NH Department of Environmental Services with Clean Water Act Section 319 Funds from EPA
Stormdrain Stenciling Scene from Video
Copies of the video are available on loan to interested schools, libraries, Chambers of Commerce, civic groups, churches, and service clubs from the Seacoast Coalition towns.
For more information contact Seacoast Stormwater Coalition Lead, Melodie Esterberg, Public Works Director, City of Rochester, (603) 332-4096 or [email protected] or the NH Department of Environmental Services, Watershed Assistance Section, (603) 271-7889 or [email protected].