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Happy #WorldTurtleDay, Philly!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018  |  Brian Rademaekers

The American Tortoise Rescue organization has hosted this special day all about our shelled friends for the last 17 years to help people “celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world.” That mission strikes a cord with us because we often see (and occasionally interact with) turtles in our daily efforts to protect and improve Philadelphia waterways...

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Infrastructure Week 2018: Why Your Meter Matters

Monday, May 21, 2018

Do you know where your home water meter is and how it works? It might be tucked away in the basement, but it plays an import role in our water system. Knowing how to get the most out your meter can help you avoid a large, unexpected bill caused by a running toilet or other hard-to-notice leaks....

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Mural, Pocket Park Being Celebrated Earth Day Weekend

Friday, April 20, 2018

Last summer, we joined artist Paul Santoleri and Roxborough and residents for a community painting event that laid the foundation for Watershed, the mural that now overlooks the neighborhood’s newest community green space–Roxborough Pocket Park. Just in time for Earth Day weekend, Santoleri’s work is finished and will be celebrated with a dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. this Saturday, April 21st....

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What's with the Requested Rate Change?: 9 Ways to Learn More, Get Involved

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Customers, City Council, Mayor Kenney, and the Water Rate Board were recently informed that we need to raise rates. Increased rates will ensure we have the resources we need to better maintain one of the oldest water systems in the country. As a part of the process—and to promote transparency—we are holding seven Public Input Hearings across the city....

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Join Us in Making Germantown's Bringhurst Park Greener

Monday, March 26, 2018

As part of ongoing efforts to involve residents in designing these planned green improvements, we are currently working with neighbors and others who use Bringhurst Park to revamp the space and add stormwater management features. A meeting to discuss the project and collect feedback about possible improvements will be held at the park on Wednesday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m....

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Calling Changemakers: Follow this AmeriCorps VISTA's Lead

Friday, March 23, 2018  |  Sam Boden

by Sam Boden, current VISTA | I jumped into my AmeriCorps VISTA service year with no idea what to expect. Even though I was provided with a project description and ample training from the city and CNCS (Corporation for National and Community Service), I wondered how I would make an impact while working for a municipal water utility....

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