@Philly H2O Blog

Events

Things to do with the Philadelphia Water Department and our partners + fellow advocates for our waterways.

Entries in this category:

This Weekend, A Spokesdog Shall Be Crowned

Wednesday, December 9, 2015  |  Brian.R

At long last, the next Philadelphia Water Spokesdog will be crowned this weekend in Fishtown as up to 20 top dogs—selected by an impressive 4,100 online votes this fall—compete in a pageant to prove which pooch has the best chops for fighting pet waste pollution on our streets....

Read More →

Saturday: See GSI Being Made and Contribute to Art in Hestonville

Thursday, November 19, 2015  |  Brian.R

This Saturday, volunteers will join Mural Arts, Philadelphia Water and members of the Hestonville neighborhood in West Philadelphia for a community paint day that will help artists Eurhi Jones and Michael Reali complete a new mural titled “Your Hands Shimmering on the Legs of Rain.”...

Read More →

Community Meeting: Gorgas Run Restoration

Friday, October 23, 2015  |  Brian.R

Our Waterways Restoration team is holding an important meeting on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. about efforts to improve Gorgas Run in Roxborough-Manayunk this weekend. Please find the community meeting invite and a fact sheet about the project below (click each for a larger image). We'll be posting more about this big project here in the future, so stay tuned....

Read More →

Give Water Some Respect with Watershed Wit!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015  |  Brian.R

At the start of the month, we lamented in the Philadelphia Inquirer that water infrastructure, which is often underground and out of sight, just doesn’t seem to get the same attention or funding as things that we see daily, like roads and bridges....

Read More →



Through Rain, Sleet, Snow and Papal Madness, We'll Be Here

Tuesday, September 22, 2015  |  Brian.R

With Pope Francis just days away from his historic visit to the City of Brotherly Love, you can almost feel the excitement in the air. Like other city agencies and utilities, we've been engaged in months of planning to make sure the visit goes smoothly....

Read More →

Hooked: Great Turnout for Philly Fun Fishing Fest

Tuesday, September 15, 2015  |  Brian.R

A few clouds and some high water weren't enough to keep people from enjoying some fine Schuylkill River fishing on Saturday, and the Philly Fun Fishing Fest saw one of its biggest crowds ever during the 11th annual event....

Read More →

Community Meeting for Lanier Park Stormwater Improvements

Thursday, September 10, 2015  |  Brian.R

This project is part of Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters program which works to improve the health of our local rivers. By storing rain water under the park and then letting it soak into the ground through natural processes, we can help keep the Schuylkill River clean. Philadelphia Water’s construction work will start before the overall Lanier Playground Improvement Project planned by Parks...

Read More →