Philadelphia’s Pilot Project for Infrastructure Proposals

Jun 24

Philadelphia’s Pilot Project for Infrastructure Proposals

The City of Philadelphia is asking for assistance from the community on new and innovative ways to reduce the cost of the city’s green stormwater infrastructure program, beginning with more effective analysis of underground conditions and utility locations. To protect Philadelphia’s waterways, the city is financing a green stormwater infrastructure program. In...

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Valley Forge Begins High Priority Sewer Restoration

Apr 13

Valley Forge Begins High Priority Sewer Restoration

The Township of Tredyffrin has begun urgent sewer upgrades that will cause several road closures around Valley Forge National Historical Park. The road closures are expected to be in effect through the end of July.  The repairs are part of the Wilson Road Force Main- a sanitary sewer pipeline which runs for 3.6 miles through Valley Forge, paralleling Valley Creek...

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Drexel University Leads Intriguing Rainwater Study

Mar 11

Drexel University Leads Intriguing Rainwater Study

The process of collecting and using roof runoff, which is also referred to as rainwater harvesting, has been a noteworthy topic among urban planners and water managers over the last couple decades.  A study, conducted by Drexel University’s environmental engineers, indicates that if homeowners had a way to collect and store the rain falling on their roofs, they...

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Philadelphia Funds Stormwater Projects for Property Owners

Feb 12

Philadelphia Funds Stormwater Projects for Property Owners

The city of Philadelphia has approved a Stormwater Management Incentive Program Grant. Only non-residential properties are eligible for the (SMIP) grant funds. Applicants must be owners of the property or have permission from the property owner(s). The applicant cannot be an agency with the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or any United States...

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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 Flood Relief: Project Planning

Dec 08

Philadelphia’s Flood Relief: Project Planning

Like many cities across the nation, Philadelphia is confronted with an increase in flood risk to both properties and natural areas. Flooding to properties and natural areas is destructive, costly and can render homes and businesses dangerous and unhealthy. As part of the Capital Improvement Program, The Philadelphia Water Department is budgeting $40 million annually...

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