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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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Gardens Save Dollars and Make Sense

Thursday, September 5, 2013  |  PublicRC

This Saturday, September 7th, you can explore the green garden oases of South Philadelphia with the South Philadelphia Food Co-op. The Co-op is hosting their 3rd annual South Philly Self-Guided Garden Tour from 1 to 5pm. This past month they’ve been counting down the days with all of the different ways gardens save the city dollars and benefit our well-being....

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Congratulations to the 2013 SMIP Grant Recipients!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013  |  MFritch

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) are pleased to announce that just under $5 million has been award in grants to promote stormwater management projects....

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Submit Your Stormwater Control Project!

Friday, July 26, 2013  |  PublicRC

The Temple-Villanova Sustainable Stormwater Initiative (T-VSSI) is now accepting submittals of stormwater control projects for the 2013 Stormwater BMP (Best Management Practices) Recognition Program award....

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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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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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A Kickstart for Green Infrastructure

Wednesday, February 20, 2013  |  PublicRC

Innovative green stormwater infrastructure will help breathe new life into the historic Cynwyd Train Station! The Lower Merion Historical Society is working to raise money over the next month for a new multipurpose stormwater harvesting system for the 125-year old train station....

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Cost Savings Week Begins With A Project That Will Save Billions!

Monday, February 11, 2013  |  PublicRC

During our last blog series we talked about how the rising costs of “big ticket items” are a large part of what’s driving PWD's rate adjustments. We should also explain that we aren’t proposing these adjustments without first doing everything we can to balance increasing costs with cuts to our expenses....

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