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Through Rain, Sleet, Snow and Papal Madness, We'll Be Here

Tuesday, September 22, 2015  |  Brian.R

With Pope Francis just days away from his historic visit to the City of Brotherly Love, you can almost feel the excitement in the air. Like other city agencies and utilities, we've been engaged in months of planning to make sure the visit goes smoothly....

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Urban Trees: Study Says They're Really, Really Good for Us

Thursday, September 17, 2015  |  Brian.R

We came across an interesting read recently that looks at a study in Toronto that sought to determine the economic and health benefits associated with trees in urban settings. Here's a summary of the study that appeared in a July 23 New Yorker article titled "How Trees Calm Us Down":...

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Hooked: Great Turnout for Philly Fun Fishing Fest

Tuesday, September 15, 2015  |  Brian.R

A few clouds and some high water weren't enough to keep people from enjoying some fine Schuylkill River fishing on Saturday, and the Philly Fun Fishing Fest saw one of its biggest crowds ever during the 11th annual event....

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Northeast Residents Learn About New Green Sites

Friday, September 11, 2015  |  Brian.R

Philadelphia Water held two community meetings in the Northeast in late August to talk about upcoming Green City, Clean Waters projects. Both projects will bring green infrastructure tools that manage stormwater to neighborhood recreation areas—the Max Myers Playground at Busleton and Magee avenues and Moss Park at Torresdale and Cheltenham avenues....

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Community Meeting for Lanier Park Stormwater Improvements

Thursday, September 10, 2015  |  Brian.R

This project is part of Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters program which works to improve the health of our local rivers. By storing rain water under the park and then letting it soak into the ground through natural processes, we can help keep the Schuylkill River clean. Philadelphia Water’s construction work will start before the overall Lanier Playground Improvement Project planned by Parks...

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A Banner Summer for the Schuylkill River

Friday, September 4, 2015  |  Brian.R

On Wednesday, Philadelphia Water joined officials and groups from across the region on the river's banks to celebrate the Schuylkill River Trail (SRT) being named America's "Best Urban Trail" by USA Today. The now 65-mile pathway connecting Philadelphia and the upper reaches of the river won the top honor in an online voting campaign held earlier in the summer, and the designation has helped bring...

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