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The Public Environmental Resource Center (PERC) in Seattle loans videos, DVDs, CD-ROMs to residents, educators, and businesses of only Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington for up to two weeks. Locate the title you wish to receive and call (800) 424-4EPA or (206) 553-1200 in the Seattle Metro Area. You can also email your request to the PERC (epa-seattle@epa.gov); please include the Title and Item Number in your email.

TitleDescriptionYearLengthItem Number
A Journey in the History of WaterShows how people in 20 countries have coped with water.  In 8 languages - Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Norwegian and Spanish.20014:45 MinutesEPA-DVD-001
A View From AboveThis documentary features cattlemen who help care for our planet by incorporating sound conservation practices into their successful cattle businesses.25 MinutesEP-273
A World in Our Backyard - Includes workbookLooks at EPA's Adopt-a-Wetland Program and 3 teachers who use local wetlands to teach science.199320 MinutesEP-179
After the StormThree case studies focus on the interconnection between water supply, water quality and the economic vitality and quality of life in our communities.200422 MinutesEP-400
Anthology of Watershed Issues Satellite Conferences 2002-2004The Watershed Issues Satellite discs are a compilation of stakeholder responsive workshops produced over the last three years. Living on the Edge: Grassroots Planning in the Pacific Northwest (VT0102) chronicles the paths around barriers toward collaborative planning, as experienced in three watersheds with diverse water users and needs.7.25 hoursEPA-DVD-014
Approaches to Onsite ManagementCommunity Perspectives200217 MinutesEP-183
Are You Swimming in a Sewer?Using major cities such as Boston, New York, Seattle, Corpus Christi, Baltimore, and Santa Monica as examples, shows that waste water disposal continues to be a problem despite federal legislation.  A "typical" sewage system is graphically illustrated, and health hazards are explored.  Presents questions, serious problems, and some possible solutions for the future.  Suitable for grades 9-12, general audiences.19861 HourEP-030
Barging Into the 21st CenturyThe American Waterways OperationsEP-284
Bill Nye The Science Guy: Rivers and Streams Grades 4 and up Get wet with Bill Nye as he follows the flow of rivers and streams. Bill tracks the origins of these bodies of water and shows us how they impact our lives.
Languages: English, Spanish
200826 MinutesEPA-DVD-048
Bill Nye The Science Guy: Water Cycle Grades 4 and up Using a whimsical model made of a tiny staircase, wind-up penguins, and a bicycle tire, Bill Nye demonstrates the phases of the water cycle: evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection.
Languages: English, Spanish
200826 MinutesEPA-DVD-049
Bill Nye The Science Guy: Wetlands Grades 4 and up B Bill Nye sloshes across American wetlands and shows us how swamps, bogs, and marshes help control floods, naturally filter water, and provide good homes to lots of living things, especially wildlife.
Languages: English, Spanish
200826 MinutesEPA-DVD-050
Building Support for Increasing User FeesOnly 2/3 of America's communities collect sufficient fees to properly maintain their water and wastewater facilities.  In a spoof on popular late night talk shows, the video discusses the importance of collecting sufficient user fees and provides advice on how to get community support.199022 MinutesEP-064
Cadillac DesertProgram 1: Mulhollands's Dream199785 MinutesEP-317
Cadillac DesertProgram 2: An American Nile199755 MinutesEP-318
Cadillac DesertProgram 3: The Mercy of Nature199755 MinutesEP-319
Cadillac DesertProgram 4: Last Oasis199755 MinutesEP-320
Cascade WatershedThe Sandy River Basin :Grade 6 - Adult21 MinutesEP-274
Clean Rivers: Why Should I Care?Youth investigate non-point-source pollution199615:20 MinutesEP-300
Clean Water, Clear ChoicesThe challenge of nonpoint source pollution1991EP-311
Clean Water: Progress Through PartnershipA brief history of water use and pollution, and a look at the most sensitive of our water resources.

Grades 9+.
20 MinutesEP-039
Community Onsite OptionsWastewater Management in the New Millenium200217 MinutesEP-185
Consider the SourceAn interactive guide to protecting America's drinking water.2004EPA-CD-075
Currents of Change: The Kenai Watershed StoryEmphasis on protecting a watershed.199217 MinutesEP-097
Developing and Implementing an Estuarine Water Quality Monitoring, Assessment and Outreach ProgramThis CD-ROM presents a case study of the Monitoring Your Sound (MYSound) project and provides information your organization can use to create and implement a marine water quality monitoring program.2002EPA-CD-036
Emergency Response Tabletop Exercises for Drinking Water and Wastewater SystemsContains tabletop exercises to help train water and wastewater utility workers in preparing and carrying-out emergency response plans.2005EPA-CD-082
EPA Wastewater - Program 1Professionals13:40 MinutesEP-201
EPA Wastewater - Program 2General Public11:54 MinutesEP-202
Get The Lead Out!Exploring and Restoring the Coeur d'Alene-Spokane Watershed200010 MinutesEP-102
Getting in Step:  Conducting Watershed Outreach - with teacher's guidebookA Video Guide for Conducting Watershed Outreach.  Additional copies in the publications library.200335 MinutesEP-395
Ground Water: The Flow From BelowDescribes where groundwater comes from, how it can be contaminated, and how we can protect it. Humorous upbeat manner, it is appropriate for audiences from third grade to adult.20 MinutesEP-232
In-Stream Gravel MiningOutlines Arkansas' in-stream gravel mining problem.199414:48EP-315
KIRO 7 Eyewitness News: "Why the Orcas of Puget Sound are Dying"Examines the three main causes of the decline of Puget Sound's beloved orca whales.200045 MinutesEP-051
Lead - Free is best for meWhat Your School or Child Care Facility Should Know About Lead in Drinking Water  The DVD is a visual approach to teaching school and child care administrators, parents and the public about the importance of testing for lead in drinking water in these facilities.2006EPA-DVD-024
Lead and Copper RegulationsPublic Drinking Water Regs.  E. Coli Test, SWTR,EP-177
Lead In School Drinking WaterWhat you can do - practical solutions199033 MinutesEP-244
Livestock Grazing and Riparian SystemsDiscusses the stream riparian and aquatic habitat response to livestock grazing best management practices.17 MinutesEP-061
Living on The Edge:  Water Quality CouncilsPacific NW water quality studyEP-213
Luck Isn't EnoughThe basics of non-point source pollution.  Focuses on the Long Island Sound.  Hosted by actor Mason Adams.12 MinutesEP-255
Managing a Water Resource: The Bull Run StoryEfforts to maintain the water quality of the Bull Run river.16 MinutesEP-345
Mapleton OutreachAimed at city administrators and citizen groups, this video discusses the successes of Mapleton, a small (population 800) Oregon community, solving their water supply, collection, and treatment problems.199012 MinutesEP-065
Mount RainierWhere the rivers begin - glaciers, forests, and rivers1995EPA-CD-006
MTBEA CBS News documentary on the presence of MTBE in drinking water.20001 HourEP-386
National Project WetGroundwater Flow Model Instructional VideoEP-288
Oregon Field GuideA Celebration of Oregon's Natural EnvironmentEP-277
Partnerships for WatershedsFor use by groups and individuals interested in addressing watershed concerns by using a voluntary approach.13 MinutesEP-310
People Making a Difference: Big Spring Basin DemoThis Iowa ground water quality project looks at the effects of agricultural practices on the local aquifer.20:30 MinutesEP-162
Plant It Right: Restoring Our StreamsThis video guides you through the proper planting techniques and maintenance for streamside planting projects.200117 MinutesEP-103
Pointless Pollution: America's Water CrisisNarrated by Walter Cronkite, this video looks at the threat of nonpoint pollution by examining local problems and the work being done to solve them in various parts of the country including the Chesapeake Bay, Bear Creek, Alabama, a Minnesota aquifer, and Barton Springs in Austin, Texas.198927:30 MinutesEP-159
Poisoned WatersMore than three decades after the Clean Water Act, two iconic waterways - the great coastal estuaries of Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay - are in perilous condition. Examines the rising hazards to human health and the ecosystem and why it's so hard to keep our waters clean. 2009120 MinutesEPA-DVD-062
Pond & RiverHere is an original and exciting new look at the fascinating natural world of ponds and rivers. Stunning real-life photographs of fish, water beetles, frogs, underwater weeds, and more offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the natural history of plants and animals that live in and around freshwater habitats.199635 Minutes EP-454
PreventionDrinking water information for health care providers.200462 MinutesEPA-DVD-005
Protecting Coastal Water: A Community ApproachElements affecting the environmental health of estuaries.199118 MinutesEP-224
Pudding River Recovery:  Woodburn's Commitment To Healthy Oregon StreamsWoodburn is the first municipality in the nation to irrigate poplar trees with municipal wastewater effluent, thereby greatly minimizing the amount of effluent that would otherwise be discharged into the Pudding River.199814:50 MinutesEP-072
Puget Sound: Our Heritage at RiskDescribes the effects on Puget Sound of point source and non-point source pollution and shows how a variety of agencies and individuals have acted to monitor and improve water quality.199227 MinutesEP-223
Restoring and Protecting America's WatersIn Depth Discussion of Water Management15:30 MinutesEP-211
Restoring the ColumbiaAbout the Lower Columbia River Bi-State Program.199415:46 MinutesEP-230
Riders on the StormThe challenges of non-point source pollution.  Looks at the next obstacle in cleaning the nations water, urban and rural runoff.  Old Cheaspk Bay.1986EP-016
River Protection ProjectReport on project to turn Hanford waste into glass.7:30 MinutesEP-408
RiverWebsRiverWebs takes a close look at an international group of river ecologists who share a story of tragedy, growth, and recovery.2007
57 MinutesEPA-DVD-043
Sacred Salmon: A Gift to Sustain LifeSacred Salmon described the history of the Columbia River salmon and its importance to the Yakima and other tribal peoples of the Columbia River Basin.
Provided by Yakima Trival Fisheries and Salish Koorenai College
200332 Minutes
Sand Filter TechnologySand filters were the earliest form of filtration for drinking and waste water.  Video explains the types of areas they are best suited for and the various types of sand filter technology available.19859 MinutesEP-013
Saving Lakes and PondsPreserving and protecting America's lakes and ecosystems.18:30 MinutesEP-268
Sewage Sludge Sampling TechniquesIn this EPA video, you will see and hear how to identify the correct sample locations at a facility, and how to collect a representative sample. The video covers equipment and procedures required for both liquid and dewatered sludge.199320 MinutesEP-302
Shallow Disposal Systems Are Everyone's BusinessUnderground Injection Control Programs15 MinutesEP-293
Skokomish Wetland Management PlanSkokomomish River Estuary22 MinutesEP-154
Sludge Fertilizer: A Natural ResourceHow Metro Seattle is recycling the sludge from wastewater.198718:22 MinutesEP-218
Source Water ProtectionPart 1 and beginning of Part 2.  Drinking Water Supplies (EPA).  National satellite video conference on source protection of drinking water supplies.19972 hoursEP-326
Source Water ProtectionPart 2 continued: Drinking Water Supplies (EPA).  National satellite video conference on source protection of drinking water supplies.19971.45 hoursEP-327
Stormwater Management from a Watershed PerspectiveSatellite broadcast2005150 MinutesEPA-DVD-015
Stormy WeatherClean Water Begins and Ends With You199922 MinutesEP-210
Streamwalk, Monitoring Our Rivers and StreamsFour times a year citizen volunteers serve as the eyes and ears of the EPA by monitoring urban rivers and streams.  The video shows how to do a streamwalk and fill out the data sheets.199220 MinutesEP-108
Supplying Community Water: You Make the DifferenceDiscusses rural and small town water systems and the problems often associated with small systems.  Focusing on three small, rural water systems in Texas, the video rural water districts' volunteer board members talking about the problems and their solutions. 15 MinutesEP-130
Surface Water Treatment Rule -  (with book)Orientation to the requirements of the Surface Water Treatment Rule for state and local drinking water officials.  Includes an introduction to and history of the rule, technical requirements, and administrative and policy issues.1992EP-120
The Story of Our Water Infrastructure: Liquid AssetsTells the story of essential infrastructure systems: water, wastewater, and stormwater. Exploring the history, engineering challenges, and political and economic realities in urban and rural locations, the documentary provides an understanding of the hidden assets that support our way of life.2008
90 MinutesEPA-DVD-042
The Problem With Shallow Disposal SystemsIn this video about "Class V" injection wells, citizens and local officials in Great Falls, Virginia; Espaņola, New Mexico; and Missoula, Montana, reveal how chemical waste discharged to groundwater through shallow disposal systems contaminated their water resources, and how it affected their communities.
EPA 816-V-97-001
200415:30 MinutesEP-233
The Problem with Shallow Disposal SystemsIn this video about "Class V" injection wells, citizens and local officials in Great Falls, Virginia; Espaņola, New Mexico; and Missoula, Montana, reveal how chemical waste discharged to groundwater through shallow disposal systems contaminated their water resources, and how it affected their communities.
EPA 816-C-04-004
200415:30 MinutesEPA-DVD-021
The Water in Our BackyardRainbow Video & Film Productions26:44 MinutesEP-314
TMDLs and Water Quality StandardsDiscusses the authorization of TMDL's by the Clean Water Act, which has an anti- degradation policy.199921:55 MinutesEP-171
Trashing the Oceans: Persistent Debris in the Marine EnvironmentGraphic display of trash (especially plastic) in the ocean.  Explores the causes of the pollution and the effects on beaches and marine wildlife; offers suggestions on what can be done about the problem.  Suitable for elementary to adult.19888 MinutesEP-032
Tri-State Council: Working Together for the Clark Fork - Pend Oreille WatershedFocuses on locally driven broad-based support and involvement.199710 MinutesEP-098
Turning the Tide (includes teacher's guide)Designed to reveal the general nature of the problems facing Puget Sound and to provide the means by which a student might understand the many details associated with each issue.  Grades 6-1230 MinutesEP-033
Understanding and Maintaining Your On-Site Sewage Treatment and Disposal SystemDesigned to help you be a successful on-site sewage system owner.  The program shares information on: How your on-site systems works, How to inspect your system, and How to keep your system working properly.199518 MinutesEP-237
Virtual Water Treatment Plant TourShows you step-by-step how source water moves through the treatment and distribution processes and ends up in your home or business as water that is safe to drink. Great educational tool for students, teachers and consumers.2006EPA-CD-095
Washington's WetlandsDefinition of and discussion on wetlands.198615 MinutesEP-440
Water From Water (Program 3 - Part 1)Clean Water: What's it Worth?28 MinutesEP-286-A
Water From Water (Program 4- Part 2)Clean Water: What's it Worth?16 MinutesEP-286-B
Water You Doing to help your watershedWhatcon Watersheds Pledge 22 MinutesEP-465
Watersheds '94 Expo: Audio Cassette SetCreating the links...People, Politics, Science & Stewardship.   Audio cassette recordings (24).199490 MinutesEP-346
Watersheds: H2Ope for the FutureProtecting the watersheds20:37 MinutesEP-404
What's An Estuary? Now You KnowAll ages; A fun explanation of what estuaries are and why they are important.20038 MinutesEPA-CD-067
Where Has All the Water Gone?Jean Enerson narrates this look the problems Western Washington faces with pollution and the growing scarcity of drinking water. Includes a look at water rationing in Marin County, CA.199145 MinutesEP-117


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