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Community Art Day - Help Us Create A Lasting Impression!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013  |  PublicRC

This Saturday, June 1st, The Philadelphia Water Department, in partnership with Mural Arts, will host a community art making day in Queen Village at Christian and 3rd Streets. Stacy Levy, renowned environmental artist and sculptor  plans to coordinate the creation of a project highlighting the ways in which water travels under our streets and into the rivers and streams....

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Julian Abele Park Grand Reopening

Friday, May 24, 2013  |  PublicRC

Love your Park week came to a close on Saturday, May 18th with events and festivities around the City. One of these events was the grand reopening of Julian Abele Park in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood....

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Where Did All The Peaches Go?

Friday, May 17, 2013  |  PublicRC

May 10th was an historic day in climate change history. CO2 at Mauna Loa, location of the longest unbroken records of CO2 levels, hit 400ppm....

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New Video: "Let's Keep Our Water Flowing"

Thursday, May 16, 2013  |  PublicRC

The Water Department is pleased to premiere a short video about how to maintain your water service! April marked the end of the winter moratorium, a time where the Water Department is not permitted to end service to those who do not pay their bills....

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Rain Art: Queen Village Workshop with Stacy Levy

Tuesday, May 14, 2013  |  MWood

Join the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and the Philadelphia Water Department on Saturday May 18th from 10:00am-3:30pm for a design workshop with renowned environmental artist, Stacy Levy, at the Shot Tower Playground in Queen Village....

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Calling all Engineers!

Friday, May 10, 2013  |  MWood

Are you an engineer? Interested in green stormwater management? Engineering design, construction and planning for the City's Green City Clean Waters Program? The Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Implementation Program has graduate engineer civil service positions available....

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Spring Blooming in the Schuylkill

Thursday, May 9, 2013  |  MWood

Some customers in Roxborough and East Falls have been noticing an earthy odor in their drinking water. This is not uncommon in spring and summer when warmer water temperatures and abundant nutrients encourage blue-green algae to grow....

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Is Your Dog the Next PWD Spokesdog?

Wednesday, May 8, 2013  |  MWood

Does your dog have star power? Is he or she the sweetest, cutest, most intelligent and amazing animal in the City? There’s still time to register your dog for the 2013 Philly Watersheds Spokesdog Contest, now in its third year....

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Mussel Mania!

Monday, May 6, 2013  |  MWood

Mussels may be small, but they are mighty! Join us on May 11th at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, for Mussel Mania, an indoor/outdoor event to honor and appreciate the tiny creatures that call the Delaware Basin home....

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