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Calling landscapers and home contractors! Join our Rain Check Team

Friday, February 5, 2016  |  Brian.R

Philadelphia Water, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Sustainable Business Network are looking for qualified contractors to work with the Rain Check program. Through Rain Check, Philadelphia Water provides free rain barrels and helps residents pay for landscaping tools that manage stormwater and can beautify their properties....

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MLK Day of Service Will Help Philly Rivers. Here's How:

Thursday, January 14, 2016  |  Brian.R

As far as resumes go, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s is pretty hard to top. A 200,000-person march on Washington that was crucial in helping to pass the Civil Rights Act? Check. A year-long bus boycott that eventually led to a Supreme Court ruling declaring segregated buses unconstitutional? Check....

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Mayor Kenney Names McCarty to Lead Philadelphia Water

Tuesday, January 5, 2016  |  Brian.R

Newly elected Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney rang in 2016 by naming Debra A. McCarty as the new Commissioner of the Philadelphia Water Department. McCarty, the first woman to hold the title of Commissioner, was serving as Deputy Commissioner and Director of Operations....

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