Philadelphia’s Sustainable Stormwater Summit

Nov 20

Philadelphia’s Sustainable Stormwater Summit

Communities across the country have difficulties addressing their storm water infrastructure needs for resolving growing water quality and quantity challenges. From meeting regulatory requirements to maintaining and updating infrastructure in the face of tightening and sometimes shrinking budgets, along with very limited federal funding, the public sector is faced...

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Philadelphia’s Own Fairmount Water Works

Nov 04

Philadelphia’s Own Fairmount Water Works

The City of Philadelphia has a place where you can discover, connect and be involved. It’s The Fairmount Water Works(FWW) and it’s a National Historic Landmark, a Civil Engineering Landmark, and a National Mechanical Engineering Landmark. Situated on the east bank of the Schuylkill River between historic Boat House Row and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the...

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Philadelphia’s Creative Stormwater Project

Oct 20

Philadelphia’s Creative Stormwater Project

Philadelphia residents and tourists in the city’s historic Independence Hall area can now soak in a truly stunning piece of green infrastructure.   Philadelphia’s Water Department has a new “living wall” which is now managing stormwater runoff.  Not only is it a smart use of natural resources, it is an eye-catching arrangement of colorful flowers and...

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Philadelphia Water’s Community Outreach Program

Oct 05

Philadelphia Water’s Community Outreach Program

Philadelphia Water Department has an innovative way to connect with civic organizations.  It’s a program called Soak it Up Adoption and it is designed to bring the community together for a common cause. The Soak It Up Adoption Program provides grants to civic organizations to help maintain the beauty and functionality of green storm water infrastructure (GSI)...

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