There are many benefits of more holistic or integrated water resource management, whether that is across “types” of water resources or across municipal boundaries. The Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) in south-central Pennsylvania has served as the local wastewater utility for several decades. Recently they took over management of the Township’s stormwater system. Mike Postick, an engineer, has been involved with DTMA for several years and is currently the DTMA’s Stormwater Program Manager. In this podcast interview, he recounts their experience of adding stormwater to the Authority’s responsibilities and shares advice for other communities considering this type of integration.
Written by: Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland