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Upcoming Community Meetings for Green City, Clean Waters Projects in Lawncrest and East Poplar

Thursday, April 21, 2016  |  Brian.R

Residents are invited to join Philadelphia Water representatives on Thursday, April 28 at the Philadelphia Protestant Home Social Hall, 6401 Martins Mill Rd. to learn more about important stormwater improvements proposed for streets near the Har Nebo Cemetery and the Philadelphia Protestant Home. The meeting and presentation will start at 6:30 p.m....

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Cleaner Streets = Cleaner Rivers and Creeks

Tuesday, April 19, 2016  |  Brian.R

With more than 900 projects scattered across the city, this Saturday’s Philly Spring Cleanup was the largest ever—and that’s a pretty big deal considering this volunteer-driven event has already been praised as “America’s biggest single-day urban cleanup” for years now....

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Written Comments on Rate Change Due April 18!

Thursday, April 14, 2016  |  Brian.R

The final Public Input Hearing for our proposed 2016-2017 rate increase was held at City Hall on April 7, 2016. If you were unable to attend one of the five public hearings, you can still submit comments by contacting the Philadelphia Water, Sewer, and Stormwater Rate Board, an independent board created by voters to set water rates....

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This Sunday, Run for Healthy Urban Streams

Wednesday, April 13, 2016  |  Brian.R

Are you a runner/hiker who cares about the health of our urban parks and waterways? Sign up now for the Healthy Trails 5K, a Philadelphia Water-sponsored event that’s helping to raise funds for the TTF Watershed Partnership, one of our key community partners....

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Meeting Alert: Find Out How Removing the Woodland Dam Will Boost Wildlife in the Cobbs

Tuesday, April 12, 2016  |  Brian.R

Residents are invited to join staff from Philadelphia Water and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Cobbs Creek Environmental Education Center tomorrow at 6 p.m. to learn about an exciting new project that will open up miles of the Cobbs to fish like the blueback herring, a historically important migratory species whose habitat has been limited by dams across the region....

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Call for Artists to Shine Light on Green Stormwater Infrastructure!

Friday, April 8, 2016  |  Brian.R

Philadelphia Water is collaborating with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program for Uncover the Green 2016, a new citywide design initiative celebrating the innovative tools and systems that make up Green City, Clean Waters, Philadelphia’s revolutionary green stormwater management program....

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