Outreach Resources

No need to re-create the wheel. Here is your one-stop shop for public information tools for your wastewater & stormwater education programs. For permissions and materials, please contact the program's owner. If you have education tools you'd like to post, please contact Karen DeBaker at (503) 681-3643 or at debakerk@cleanwaterservices.org.

You can also visit EPA's online Nonpoint Source Outreach Toolbox which contains more than 700 viewable and/or audible TV, radio, and print ads and other outreach products to increase awareness and/or change behaviors across six common topics here.

New Toolkit Materials

WEF and AWWA have added more materials to their "Communicating the Value of Water" online toolkit. The no-cost resources include infographics, social media graphics, bill stuffers, radio PSAs, a messaging platform and basic communications plan. Developed by WEF and AWWA, this toolkit  is intended to help you communicate the value of water, water and wastewater services, and the need for infrastructure investment. Native files are available upon request so that the materials can be adapted to meet local needs. More info at ► https://www.wef.org/resources/for-the-public/value-of-water.

Wastewater Education

Wipes Clog Pipes: Postcard mailing reminding homeowners that even though cleaning, diaper and hand wipes are labeled as "disposable", they clog pipes and cause expensive repairs. Contact Ely Teragli, Public Information Specialist, Clean Water Services at (503) 681-4463 or teraglie@cleanwaterservices.org.

River Rangers: This interactive environmental education program teaches students about the water cycle, watersheds, surface water pollution, water conservation and wastewater treatment. The presentation and activity book are designed to provide clean water fundamentals in a manner that incorporates active group and individual participation as well as take home activities. View program and video overview at ► www.cleanwaterservices.org/riverrangers. Contact Ely Teragli, Public Information Specialist, Clean Water Services at (503) 681-4463 or teraglie@cleanwaterservices.org.

Stormwater Education

Boise Partners for Clean Water: Meet Eddy Trout and view his education campaign that includes radio ads, Public Service Announcements, bus ads, coasters, tattoos, magnets and bookmarks. Visit ►  www.partnersforcleanwater.org/publiceducation.asp. 

Canines for Clean Water: Owners and their dogs pledge to scoop the poop and stay out of natural areas. Pledges receive a free bandana and may enter a photo contest. View program at ► www.cleanwaterservices.org/canines. Contact Ely Teragli, Public Information Specialist, Clean Water Services at (503) 681-4463 or teraglie@cleanwaterservices.org.

River Rangers: This interactive environmental education program teaches students about the water cycle, watersheds, surface water pollution, water conservation and wastewater treatment. The presentation and activity book are designed to provide clean water fundamentals in a manner that incorporates active group and individual participation as well as take home activities. View program and video overview at ► www.cleanwaterservices.org/riverrangers. Contact Ely Teragli, Public Information Specialist, Clean Water Services at (503) 681-4463 or teraglie@cleanwaterservices.org.