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
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 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.
Join TSS meetings
We meet every Monday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. If interested please email
Solving Neighborhood Stormwater Problems Together
Exploring Takoma Stormwater Solutions
Takoma Stormwater Solutions: New Partnerships
Montgomery County Comprehensive Flood Management Plan Community Forum
Takoma Park stormwater and TSS in the Washington Post, Oct 23, 2022!
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.
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.
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.