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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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Improvements to Address Northern Liberties Flooding

Monday, July 13, 2015  |  Brian.R

This area contains the historic Cohocksink Creek and is the focus of a long-term infrastructure improvement project. Traditional sewer expansion and green stormwater tools will improve the capacity of the local system while reducing the amount of water entering sewers....

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Starting Today: New Stormwater Regulations Bring Healthier Rivers

Wednesday, July 1, 2015  |  Brian.R

These updates represent the most substantial changes to the regulations in nearly a decade. They ensure new development works alongside Philadelphia Water’s Green City, Clean Waters plan by requiring new sites to handle more water, slow stormwater more effectively, and release cleaner water into our sewers....

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Wanted: A Few Good Spokesdogs for Healthy Water

Tuesday, June 30, 2015  |  Brian.R

For 2015, Fishtown and Washington Square West were selected as competing locales for the contest, which has been selecting a special pooch to spread the word about poo-lution since 2011. We’ll be accepting nominations for dogs from those neighborhoods through July 15. Guidelines and submission forms are available here. The Spokesdog program is held annually with the help of our friends at the Part...

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Pew Center Gives $300K to Shine Light on Secret River Heroes

Friday, June 26, 2015  |  Brian.R

Celebrating their 10th year of grant making in Philadelphia, the Center announced its 2015 recipients on June 16. We at Philadelphia Water are thrilled to see the Water Works counted among our region’s exemplary artists and cultural institutions and look forward to the expanded environmental education efforts made possible through this grant....

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