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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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The Big Green Block

Tuesday, May 31, 2011  |  Brian.R

Philadelphia Water continues to work with a coalition of local nonprofits and community groups on the Big Green Block, a multi-component sustainability project at and around Shissler Recreation Center and the Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts....

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Our Solar System

Tuesday, May 24, 2011  |  MFritch

In April, the City of Philadelphia unveiled its first solar photovoltaic system (above), located at PWD's Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant....

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Watershed History: Roxborough Water Works

Thursday, May 19, 2011  |  MFritch

By the end of the 1850s, it was already apparent to Henry P.M. Birkinbine, chief engineer of the Philadelphia Water Department, that the northwestern section of the city—including Roxborough, Manayunk, and Chestnut Hill—would need to be served by its own water works....

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Race Street Pier Opens Today

Thursday, May 12, 2011  |  MFritch

The Race Street Pier—a one-acre public park that extends into the Delaware River near the Ben Franklin Bridge—debuts today at 2 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Mayor Michael Nutter....

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