A rolling collection of stories, tips, and news powered by the people of the Philadelphia Water Department.

@Philly H2O Blog

RECENT POSTS:

Bartram's Mile Opening + More Earth Day Events for Philly Watershed Advocates

Wednesday, April 19, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

Since a big part of our mission at the Philadelphia Water Department includes protecting and advocating for our rivers and streams—our drinking water sources—Earth Day is a natural fit for us. Earth Day 2017 will be celebrated this Saturday, April 22, and we'll be there for one of Philly's biggest green events......

Read More →

Philadelphia Water Department's Kelly Drive Water Stations Set to Return

Wednesday, April 12, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

With the return of warmer weather, we're preparing to restore service at our four Schuylkill River Trail/Kelly Drive water stations and plan to have them online by the end of April. The stations made their debut in spring 2016 and were winterized and closed in late November 2016 to protect the internal......

Read More →

Adopters Welcome New Green to Roxborough

Monday, April 10, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

The members of the Friends of Upper Roxborough Reservoir Preserve seen here held a cleanup and planted wildflower meadow seed mix at a green stormwater swale located along Summit Avenue in Roxborough. The group maintains the site with support from a mini-grant provided through our Soak It Up Adoption program......

Read More →

Philly Science Fest Highlights Overlooked STEM-Water Relationship

Friday, April 7, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

When you turn on the tap for a fresh glass of Philadelphia water, do you think about all the scientists and engineers who make this daily convenience possible? If your answer is "no," you're not alone. But the fact is, science and engineering are a big part of the work we do at the Philadelphia Water Department every day......

Read More →


Paint Day at Smith Playground: Learn About Green Improvements and Send Connor Barwin a Message

Tuesday, March 14, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

While Philly is mourning the news that Eagles defensive end and super citizen Connor Barwin is headed to another team, his Make the World Better Foundation has pledged to continue its good work and is moving forward on projects the fan-favorite helped to fund. One of those projects is the renovation of West Passyunk's Smith Playground......

Read More →


World Wildlife Day: Celebrate (and Protect) Philly Watersheds

Friday, March 3, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

Happy World Wildlife Day Philly! We are celebrating Philadelphia's rivers and creeks—which are healthier today than they were even a generation ago—and what that means for the incredible diversity of aquatic wildlife found within them. The investments we're making in Philly neighborhoods through Green City, Clean Waters will make places like the Delaware River and Cobbs Creek even better......

Read More →

Philly's Latest Green Schoolyard Project Breaks Ground in Fishtown

Wednesday, February 22, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

On Tuesday, February 21, the Philadelphia Water Department joined a broad group of partners, including Fishtown residents, parents, teachers and students from the Adaire School community, City departments, the School District of Philadelphia, the William Penn Foundation and the nonprofit Trust for Public Land to break ground on Philadelphia's latest green schoolyard project....

Read More →

PPD Project Would Protect and Serve... Philly's Rivers

Monday, February 20, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

At the Philadelphia Water Department, we're always looking for ways to team up with sister departments like Parks and Recreation, Streets, the Dept. of Public Property and non-profits to build new Green City, Clean Waters tools that manage stormwater on public property......

Read More →