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Infrastructure

News and info about the pipes, plants and people that keep our city running + protect our rivers & creeks.

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Yorktown Green Streets Project Coming Soon

Thursday, January 29, 2015  |  PublicRC

Yorktown, a small residential neighborhood in North Philadelphia just south of Temple University (and once home to Gospel and Rock and Roll legend Sister Rosetta Tharpe!) will soon have one mile of bike lanes, two bus shelters, wider pedestrian islands, new ADA ramps and over 25 specially designed stormwater planters that will manage rainfall from the surrounding street. These upgrades are part of...

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London Councillor Takes Note of Green City, Clean Waters

Friday, January 16, 2015  |  PublicRC

In a letter to the editor of The Economist (third one from the top), Councillor Harry Phibbs of London's Hammersmith and Fulham Borough responds to their September article "London's Sewers, Smelling Sweet" about the Thames Tideway Tunnel. He makes a point about using green, natural stormwater infrastructure solutions by referencing Philadelphia’s “better, cheaper alternative of green infrastructur...

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PWD awards $8.25 million in stormwater management grants, seeks more applicants

Tuesday, January 6, 2015  |  PublicRC

Meet SMIP (the Stormwater Management Incentives Program) and GARP (Greened Acre Retrofit Program), PWD’s two innovative programs that reward local businesses, institutions and other non-residential water customers financially for retrofitting their properties to divert stormwater out of our combined storm and waste water system....

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Introducing Stormwater Pioneers!

Friday, November 14, 2014  |  PublicRC

More and more Philadelphia businesses are using green infrastructure to manage stormwater runoff on their properties. Whether required by PWD regulations or encouraged through incentives, private property owners recognize the important role they play in reducing pollution in our streams when it rains. They are also setting a higher bar with excellent, cost-effective designs....

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A Greener Hackett Elementary Brings Excitement to the Neighborhood

Tuesday, September 9, 2014  |  PublicRC

Horatio B. Hackett Elementary School is lucky to have a large schoolyard—nearly an acre of land in the middle of the city—but many people describe it as a “sea of pavement.” As it stands, the schoolyard is almost completely covered in asphalt but will soon transform into a lush green space with benefits for students, the neighboring communities and the environment....

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A Clean River Attracts the Bass

Monday, August 11, 2014  |  ChrisA

From river testing to Bassmaster – the Delaware River is in the spotlight. Starting last Thursday, Philadelphia welcomed Bassmaster Elite to the banks of the Delaware....

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Community Impact: Managing Water in Philadelphia

Friday, August 8, 2014  |  PublicRC

Penn State Public Media (PSPM), in collaboration with Fairmount Water Works and The Penn State Center: Engaging Philadelphia is excited to announce a mini grant initiative, “Community Impact: Managing Water in Philadelphia.”...

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PWD Delaware River Dye Study

Monday, August 4, 2014  |  PublicRC

We know we’ve said it quite a few times already, but we’re going Green -literally! This week, don’t be surprised or worried to see green in portions of the Delaware River....

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