Takoma Stormwater Solutions (TSS)

Finding Solutions Together

Mission of TSS

Takoma Stormwater Solutions promotes stormwater management practices that will help our community cope with a rapidly changing climate. Through advocacy, education, and example, we aim to reduce or mitigate the risks to health, property, and the natural environment from flooding and stream pollution. We advocate for diverse viewpoints, communities, and solutions. We believe that appropriate and equitable stormwater management is an integral element of a sustainable future. 

Webinar Tue May 2, 2023 7pm - Solving Neighborhood Stormwater Problems Together

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Takoma Stormwater Solutions presented a webinar on Payment for Ecosystem Services, demonstrating how to implement an effective, sustainable approach for working with neighbors and our city government to solve perennial flooding problems in Takoma Park.

An experienced environmental economist joins a community leader from the Town of Somerset, MD to explain the steps by which neighbors, when supported by city experts, can implement cost-effective, long-term solutions to seemingly intractable problems.

Webinar Tue September 27, 2022 7pm - Takoma Stormwater Solutions: New Partnerships

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Webinar Tue May 10, 2022 noon to 1:30 pm - Exploring Takoma Stormwater Solutions

We were  joined by 75 community members including more than half of the Takoma Park City Council and key staff members, a State delegate and County planning staff.

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A Stormwater Resilience Strategic Plan In Takoma Park

City-wide Stormwater Survey (now closed)

Payment for Environmental Services (PES)

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We meet every Monday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  If interested please email 


Stormwater Survey in Long Branch-Sligo 

Summary of 30 household survey in Long Branch-Sligo Community

Solving Neighborhood Stormwater Problems Together

Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 7 PM

We were joined by over 30 community members including 3 Takoma Park City Council members and key City staff.

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Exploring Takoma Stormwater Solutions

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, Noon - 1:30 PM

We were  joined by 75 community members including more than half of the Takoma Park City Council and key staff members, a State delegate and County planning staff.

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Takoma Stormwater Solutions: New Partnerships 

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022   7-8:00 PM

This webinar presents two examples of successful resident engagement, and discusses why Takoma Park MD urgently needs effective community collaboration to address stormwater management challenges.

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Montgomery County Comprehensive Flood Management Plan Community Forum 

October 20, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM 

The Comprehensive Flood Management Plan will serve as a guide for developing information and tools to manage flood risk in Montgomery County. The County has experienced an increase in flooding events with impacts to public and private property. While the reasons for this increase are varied, chief among them are increases to impervious surface due to development and increases in high-intensity rainfall events. The impacts of both are expected to increase due to continued growth and climate change.

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Takoma Park stormwater and TSS in the Washington Post, Oct 23, 2022! 

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Paul Chrostowski, PhD. Tech Memo. Preliminary Technical Review: Takoma Park Library Project Floodplain and Water. December 14, 2021

From TSS's Chief Scientist, a detailed survey of threat factors in constructing a new library on Maple Ave. Applies to all large-scale project designs in this troublesome area. Submitted to Takoma Park with no response.

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Center for Watershed Protection, Field Findings Memorandum. Maple Ave. Outfall Pollution Source Tracking, Takoma Park, MD. November 15, 2012 

An independent expert analysis establishing the size of the drainage area of Brashear's Run at 550 acres.

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TSS testimony to the Montgomery County Planning Board, January 25, 2024. 

Citing lack of attention in the draft Takoma Park MMPA to critical stormwater issues in the Brashear's Run stream valley

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Contact: takomastormwater@gmail.com