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Soak It Up! Adoption Program Grant

Tuesday, November 5, 2013  |  PublicRC

The Philadelphia Water Department, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is piloting a new program, Soak It Up! Adoption....

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Happy Birthday MOTU!

Thursday, October 31, 2013  |  PublicRC

Congratulations to MOTU as it wraps up the celebration of its 5th Birthday! The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) has been working hard to improve coordination among agencies and departments in the City to help Philadelphia respond to the needs of the 21st Century....

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Marking Storm Drains With TTF and Hackley School!

Thursday, October 24, 2013  |  PublicRC

On Thursday October 3rd, TTF teamed up with 7th graders from Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY to mark 150 stormwater drains with stickers that say “No Dumping, Drains to River” to help raise awareness in the surrounding neighborhood about where litter goes when it enters the drain....

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Coming Soon: Grants for Managing Stormwater on Your Commercial Property

Wednesday, October 16, 2013  |  PublicRC

PWD is happy to announce the next round of Stormwater Management Incentives Program (SMIP) grants. The Water Department works with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) to provide funding to stimulate investment in stormwater best management practices to mitigate the impacts of stormwater runoff....

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Capturing the Transformation

Friday, October 11, 2013  |  None

During the Industrial Revolution, businesses let waste run directly into the Schuylkill River, polluting the river and killing wildlife. Today, the Schuylkill once again supports a variety of fish and wildlife. Help us show how amazing the Schuylkill River is by submitting pictures to the Schuylkill Shots Photo Contest!...

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The Legacy of the Spokesdog Continues!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013  |  PublicRC

When pet waste is left on the ground, rainwater or melted snow washes it into our storm drains and into the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers, harming the health of the water. But the Spokesdog is out to change that! Philly Water’s Best Friend is on a mission to keep our waterways clean by encouraging dog owners to pick up after their pets....

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PWD Tours at Greenbuild!

Monday, October 7, 2013  |  PublicRC

Did you know that the Philadelphia Water Department is leading a tour during Greenbuildon November 23rd from 8am to noon titled, “Revolutionary Civil Engineering: Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Leadership?”...

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Greenbuild 2013 is coming to Philadelphia

Friday, October 4, 2013  |  PublicRC

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) is more than excited to be a part of the 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Activities around Greenbuild will go on for almost a week and expect to draw up to 30,000 attendees. The theme, “Greenbuild Nation”, draws on Philadelphia’s roots as the birthplace of the nation....

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