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Uncover the Green Competition Results

Wednesday, April 16, 2014  |  PaulF

The first round of judging in the Uncover the Green competition is completed! Several weeks ago, the Philadelphia Water Department launched Uncover the Green. This exciting design competition challenged Philadelphia’s undergraduate and graduate students; to design a medallion to represent Philadelphia’s new green storm water tools, as well as a second design for new manhole covers....

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Rain Barrel Workshops are Coming Up!

Thursday, April 10, 2014  |  PublicRC

The Philadelphia Water Department and the Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA) are providing free rain barrels to Philadelphians. Rain barrels work by capturing stormwater through disconnected downspouts that collect rain water from roofs. Water that flows into the rain barrel can then be used for irrigating our gardens, window boxes and and lawn watering....

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Healthy Trails 5K

Tuesday, April 8, 2014  |  ChrisA

The TTF watershed Partnership, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Philadelphia Water Department, and Scattergood Foundation are proud to present the 2nd annual Healthy Trails 5K Run/Walk in Tacony Creek Park....

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Urban Watersheds Curriculum Guide

Friday, March 28, 2014  |  PublicRC

The Fairmount Water Works, Philadelphia Water Department, Schuylkill Action Network, Environmental Protection Agency, EcoExpress, and the Partnership for Delaware Estuary released the Urban Watersheds Curriculum Guide this past year....

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Keep Our Water Flowing

Thursday, March 27, 2014  |  PublicRC

Ah, Spring! Warm weather, birds singing, blooming flowers, no water… What! No Water? We don’t want that to happen! Beginning April 1, 2014, the Philadelphia Water Department will begin shutting off water service for those who are behind on their water bill....

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Help Get a Buoy for Lake Erie!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014  |  ChrisA

The Regional Science Consortium is in the running for a Grassroots Grant from the Boat U.S. Foundation and needs your vote to win the grant!...

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