Stormwater Study in Scranton, PA

The EFC helped to enhance the City of Scranton's stormwater management program by analyzing fiscal practices and infrastructure management, as well as identifying opportunities for implementing green infrastructure practices that would help improve water quality and reduce the flow of stormwater into the already over-burdened system. The project also provided an opportunity for a collaborative approach with two key partners: Lackawanna River Corridor Association (LRCA), and McLane Associates - a Scranton-based landscape architecture firm with extensive experience in environmental consulting and green infrastructure practices.  

EFC continued to build off this work with the city and the Scranton Sewer Authority on a stormwater asset management program assessment. The EFC partnered with the Southwest EFC Director to engage her expertise in asset management. Through this effort, the EFC assessed the city’s asset management framework in addressing both its combined sewer system and municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) and recommended ways to integrate and enhance water resource infrastructure investments for the city to adequately meet all stormwater regulations. 


City of Scranton, Lackawanna River Corridor Association, Thomas J. McLane Associates, Scranton Sewer Authority


This project was sponsored by the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation’s Local Government Capacity Building Initiative (LGCBI).  Communities who participate in NFWF’s LGCBI are equipped with both the financial resources and technical assistance needed to develop and implement sustainability projects and policies. The following stormwater asset management program was sponsored by the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation’s Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund’s Technical Assistance Program.

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