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EPA Releases New DVD with Several Videos on Reducing Runoff from Urban Areas

November 15, 2011

EPA Releases New DVD with Several Videos on Reducing Runoff from Urban Areas

EPA recently released a new DVD called “Reduce Runoff: Slow it Down, Spread it out, Soak it in!” that includes four educational videos that provide an introduction to controlling runoff in urban areas. The videos on this DVD can help fulfill the outreach requirements for EPA’s Stormwater MS4 program as well as helping with outreach for other purposes. EPA is encouraging the airing of these programs on cable TV stations; we have full rights to the program. This DVD compilation includes:

  • “Reduce Runoff: Slow it Down, Spread it Out, Soak it In” - an introductory video on reducing stormwater runoff and its harmful effects on the environment (8:43 minutes);
  • “RiverSmart Homes: Getting Smart about Runoff in Washington, DC” - video regarding the District of Columbia’s RiverSmart Homes program which provides assistance to citizens to install various practices such as trees, rain barrels, and rain gardens (12:00 minutes);
  • “Building Green: A Success Story in Philadelphia” - a loo at an environmentally-friendly housing complex in Philadelphia (11:00 minutes); and
  • “After the Storm” – a popular vide co-produced by EPA and The Weather Channel in 2004 to educate the public about watersheds and what they can do to clean up their watershed including implementing practices to address stormwater (21:39 minutes).

Copies of this DVD may be ordered from the National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP) by emailing or calling 800-490-9198. Please be sure to include the EPA document number EPA 842-11-001, when ordering the “Reduce Runoff: Slow it Down, Spread it out, Soak it in!” DVD. Also, these videos are posted in small screen format at and the Website provides an FTP link for broadcast quality videos.


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