The Tookany/Tacony Frankford Act 167 Stormwater Management Final Report can be downloaded here.
The TTF Act 167 Public Meeting was held on Thursday, June 19th at 6:00pm at Curtis Hall.
The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed drains 29 square miles, or about 20,000
acres, in Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties. The creek is referred to as the
Tookany Creek until it enters Philadelphia at Cheltenham Avenue; then as the
Tacony Creek from the Montgomery County border until the confluence with the
historic Wingohocking Creek in Juniata Park; and finally the section of stream
from Juniata Park to the Delaware River is referred to as the Frankford Creek.
Municipalities within this watershed drainage include Cheltenham Township,
Abington Township, Jenkintown Borough, Rockledge Borough, Springfield Township
and the City of Philadelphia.
In 2000, The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) acted as the municipal sponsor
of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership to connect residents,
businesses and government as neighbors and stewards of the watershed. Since
then, the Partnership has been active in developing a vision for the watershed
and guiding and supporting subsequent planning activities within the
Partnership Mission (draft – 2006): To promote the health and vitality
of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Creek and its watershed, through
inter-municipal cooperation, citizen participation, and multi-stakeholder
Partnership Vision (draft – 2006): The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Creek is
part of a beautiful and healthy watershed ecosystem endowed with natural and
recreational areas that enhances the overall quality of life of its citizens.
For more information or to learn how you can get involved with the partnership please contact:
Sarah Robb Greico
Executive Director of the partnership
Phone: (215) 208-1613
Watershed management seeks to mitigate the adverse physical, biological, and
chemical impacts of land uses as surface and ground waters are transported
throughout the watershed to the waterways. The partnership seeks to achieve
higher levels of environmental improvement by sharing information and
An Integrated Watershed Management Plan for this watershed was completed in the
summer of 2005; please click here to view the
A River Conservation Plan was completed for the Montgomery County portion of
this watershed in 2003, and is available at:
A River Conservation Plan for the Philadelphia portion of this watershed was
completed in 2004 and is available on this site
Please follow the link below to the USGS website to view real-time water
quality data from USGS Gage Stations within this watershed. PWD-USGS Water
Resources Monitoring website:
For up-to-date information on activities of the TTF Watershed Partnership
nonprofit organization please visit