Philadelphia’s New Strategy to Eliminate Lead Service Lines

Jul 03

Philadelphia’s New Strategy to Eliminate Lead Service Lines

There’s some good news in and around Philadelphia as programs to better the sewer system are available and in high demand. A suburb of Philly has formed a cooperative to rehabilitate the city’s sewer system. This initiative will also help meet the needs of residents in locating lead and other problem areas in their home’s pipelining system. The project is also...

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Philadelphia: Among Northeast Cities Under Winter Storm Advisory

Mar 14

Philadelphia: Among Northeast Cities Under Winter Storm Advisory

The City of Philadelphia and many cities in the Northeast are under a snow emergency. Northwestern and Central Pennsylvania are under a winter storm warning while a blizzard warning has been issued for the eastern part of the state. As many as 2,000 snow plows are working to keep area roadways safe. Use caution as significant amounts of snow makes traveling...

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Philadelphia’s Clever Use of High-Tech Gadgets for Green Initiatives

Dec 19

Philadelphia’s Clever Use of High-Tech Gadgets for Green Initiatives

It seems that the more time passes, the more necessary it becomes to keep up with that ever-changing passage of time. Recently, the city of Philadelphia has devised several time-saving, ingenious green tools to allow homeowner’s better control of the use of products which contain harmful contaminants.  Philadelphia neighborhoods are now able to assess various...

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Philadelphia’s Sewage Geothermal Energy Initiation

Jan 15

Philadelphia’s Sewage Geothermal Energy Initiation

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) developed a Utility-Wide Strategic Energy Plan, establishing energy conservation and generation objectives for the City.  The Sewage Geothermal is operating at the Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant. Geothermal energy is a form of renewable energy derived from heat deep in the earth’s crust. Geothermal Energy has been...

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Philadelphia’s Tree Recycling and Waste Reduction

Dec 22

Philadelphia’s Tree Recycling and Waste Reduction

Philadelphia will participate in the annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program which will run from Monday January 4th through Saturday January 16th. This environmentally sound program was developed 27 years ago within the City Streets Department. Christmas trees present a seasonal addition to the City’s waste stream. By recycling them and returning them to the earth,...

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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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