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All posts tagged: Schuylkill River

blog entries tagged "Schuylkill River"


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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Schuylkill River Trail Water Stations Closed for Winter

Wednesday, November 29, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

Following the 2017 Philadelphia Marathon, Philadelphia Water Department crews shut down and winterized all four Schuylkill River Trail water stations located between the Falls Bridge and Fairmount Water Works. The much-used features—offering fountains, bottle filling stations and ground-level bowls for dog walkers—are taken offline each winter to guard against freezing temperatures......

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Latest Philadelphia Water Quality Data Out Now

Monday, June 26, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

Philadelphia residents have 24/7 access to top-quality water, a fact that they check themselves thanks to annual reports the Philadelphia Water Department releases detailing a year's worth of data. This transparency is a defining quality for public water providers like PWD, and we take pride in the tremendous effort that goes into the constant monitoring done at our labs......

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Bartram's Mile Opening + More Earth Day Events for Philly Watershed Advocates

Wednesday, April 19, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

Since a big part of our mission at the Philadelphia Water Department includes protecting and advocating for our rivers and streams—our drinking water sources—Earth Day is a natural fit for us. Earth Day 2017 will be celebrated this Saturday, April 22, and we'll be there for one of Philly's biggest green events......

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Philadelphia Water Department's Kelly Drive Water Stations Set to Return

Wednesday, April 12, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

With the return of warmer weather, we're preparing to restore service at our four Schuylkill River Trail/Kelly Drive water stations and plan to have them online by the end of April. The stations made their debut in spring 2016 and were winterized and closed in late November 2016 to protect the internal......

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10 Days Left to Apply for Schuylkill River Restoration Fund Grants

Monday, February 6, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

The 2017 Schuylkill River Restoration Fund Grant Round is now open! The Schuylkill River Restoration Fund provides grants to government agencies and non-profit organizations for projects that improve the quality of water in the watershed—a watershed that provides millions of people with their daily drinking water and acts as a major economic generator......

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