@Philly H2O Blog

All posts tagged: Stormwater

blog entries tagged "Stormwater"




PWD Offering Decorative Rain Barrels

Thursday, May 15, 2014  |  PublicRC

The Philadelphia Water Department is offering rain barrels to local businesses, libraries, and any faith-based sites, free of charge for both the barrel and installation process!...

Read More →

Rain Barrel Workshops are Coming Up!

Thursday, April 10, 2014  |  PublicRC

The Philadelphia Water Department and the Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA) are providing free rain barrels to Philadelphians. Rain barrels work by capturing stormwater through disconnected downspouts that collect rain water from roofs. Water that flows into the rain barrel can then be used for irrigating our gardens, window boxes and and lawn watering....

Read More →

The Art of Stormwater

Thursday, February 20, 2014  |  PublicRC

Once again, PWD will participate in the world’s largest indoor Flower Show – this year focusing on the “Art of Stormwater.” The Pennsylvania Horticulture Society’s Philadelphia Flower Show is coming to the Convention Center March 1st through March 9th....

Read More →

This Place Is BMPing: Saylor Grove

Friday, January 6, 2012  |  Matt Fritch, Environmental Engineer

Before the Philadelphia Water Department constructed a stormwater wetland at Saylor Grove in Fairmount Park, the area received an excessive amount of runoff that drained into Monoshone Creek, a tributary to the Wissahickon, resulting in erosion of the Monoshone and impaired water quality....

Read More →