Tookany – Tacony Creek Stormwater Trash Pollution Update

The Tookany – Tacony Creek has a serious stormwater trash pollution problem. This update highlights several findings on the sources and extent of the problem.
  • Where – shows several Tookany – Tacony Creek stormwater trash pollution sites
  • Sources – shows role of both separate and combined sewer outfalls as well as overland flow discharges on Tookany – Tacony Creek trash pollution
  • Rating Creek Trash Conditions – applies Rapid Trash Assessment (RTA) score to Mill Run Creek to show how this technique works
  • Channel Roughness – shows how channel conditions affect creek trash buildup rate
  • Types of creek trash – shows how floatable trash (plastic bottles) and neutral buoyancy trash (plastic bags, wrappers) behave differently in the Creek
  • Shows how neutral buoyancy material may be passing through PWD’s trapped inlets
The most recent Tookany – Tacony Creek stormwater trash pollution update is available as a YouTube video below. (To Enlarge video to full screen – click right  icon, menu bar at bottom of YouTube window)
A PDF file copy of the slides is available here:   Tookany_Tacony_Trash_Update

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