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London Councillor Takes Note of Green City, Clean Waters

Friday, January 16, 2015  |  PublicRC

In a letter to the editor of The Economist (third one from the top), Councillor Harry Phibbs of London's Hammersmith and Fulham Borough responds to their September article "London's Sewers, Smelling Sweet" about the Thames Tideway Tunnel. He makes a point about using green, natural stormwater infrastructure solutions by referencing Philadelphia’s “better, cheaper alternative of green infrastructur...

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2015 Green City, Clean Waters Art Contest seeking next great Philly Street Artist!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015  |  PublicRC

Philadelphia is a city filled with street art. In fact, Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program is the largest public art program in the country and their motto is “…art ignites change.” We agree and we’re looking for some aspiring young artists to create street art that will help us spread the word that pollution entering our storm drains can end up in our rivers....

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Cold Weather Tips from PWD

Wednesday, January 7, 2015  |  PublicRC

With temperatures dipping into the single digits this week, it’s a great time to share our cold weather tips for winterizing your water system. Early action can help you avoid costly repairs to your pipes and water meter. Here are our tips to keep out the cold:...

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PWD awards $8.25 million in stormwater management grants, seeks more applicants

Tuesday, January 6, 2015  |  PublicRC

Meet SMIP (the Stormwater Management Incentives Program) and GARP (Greened Acre Retrofit Program), PWD’s two innovative programs that reward local businesses, institutions and other non-residential water customers financially for retrofitting their properties to divert stormwater out of our combined storm and waste water system....

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Stanley's Hardware Named First Stormwater Pioneer

Friday, December 12, 2014  |  MWood

“You don’t get a chance very often in life to be a pioneer at anything,” noted Stanley’s True Value Hardware President Mark Jaconski, who with his brother Joe was honored as Philadelphia’s first Stormwater Pioneer....

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