Philadelphia Uses Green Infrastructures to Improve Sewer System

May 12

Philadelphia Uses Green Infrastructures to Improve Sewer System

Philadelphia and other smaller cities in Pennsylvania are undergoing extensive changes to enhance the sewer system. Many treatment plant upgrades and programs for sustainability are in the works. The improvements are also aimed at increasing the wastewater facilities capacity to counteract predicaments experienced during wet weather events.  A portion of grants will...

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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 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 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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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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