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Throwback Thursday: The Amazing 'Torresdale Conduit'

Thursday, July 30, 2015  |  Brian.R

While a bit eerie—14 people died during the multiyear construction of the project pictured—this photo does give you a real sense of appreciation for the scale of water infrastructure beneath our feet and the herculean effort and sacrifice made by the generations before us to make sure their kids (and all of us) could have a future with clean, safe drinking water...

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End Summer with a Bang: Volunteers Still Needed on the Delaware!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015  |  Brian.R

Looking for a fun way to do some volunteer work before the summer ends? Time is running out, but we have just the event for you. Philadelphia Water is joining the nonprofit Living Lands and Waters and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary in an upcoming Delaware River cleanup event, and we need your help!...

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GSI Partners Offer Green Jobs Training Opportunity

Monday, July 27, 2015  |  Brian.R

Creating a green economy—jobs and services rooted in environmental sustainability—isn’t just a nice side effect resulting from Green City, Clean Waters. Green jobs and their economic benefits were a driving force in Philadelphia Water’s decision to develop a green infrastructure solution to our stormwater management challenges....

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Spoiler Alert: Our Drinking Water Quality Is Really, Really Good

Friday, July 24, 2015  |  Brian.R

Apologies to anyone looking forward to reading our annual Drinking Water Quality Report down the shore this summer, but we just have to get this out there: All the data we collected for the 2015 report confirms our rigorous treatment and testing are resulting in top-quality tap water that meets or beats all quality standards set by the federal government...

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Be Safe When Beating the Heat: Save Swimming for Pools!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015  |  Brian.R

Thanks to ever-increasing efforts to improve water quality, our rivers and streams are cleaner than they've been in decades. So we don't blame you if you're tempted to take a plunge to beat the stifling heat gripping the city. But don't....

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Fightin' Phils: A Caddis Comeback?

Friday, July 17, 2015  |  Brian.R

Uh, not those Phils. With 62 losses already in the season and the All-Star break just behind us, we're talking about the comeback of a different kind of “Phils,” the aquatic insects of the family Philopotamidae....

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Greening Smith: What We're Doing with Eagles' Connor Barwin

Thursday, July 16, 2015  |  Brian.R

Philadelphia Water selected West Passyunk’s Smith Playground for Green City, Clean Waters improvements way back in 2012. While we were busy doing community outreach and design for the popular 7.5-acre recreation area, located at 25th Street and Snyder Avenue, we also happened to develop a great relationship with Connor Barwin of the Philadelphia Eagles and his Make the World Better Foundation (MTW...

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PowerCorpsPHL Gets a POTUS Shout-out

Wednesday, July 15, 2015  |  Brian.R

We’re always talking about what a great relationship we have with PowerCorpsPHL, and we love to point out when the young Philadelphians who help maintain Green City, Clean Waters infrastructure enrich their lives and even turn the experience into jobs in the green industry....

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