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All posts tagged: Streets Department

blog entries tagged "Streets Department"





1,000 Greened Acres (So Far): It Took a City

Monday, October 30, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

As we've seen over the last six years, to really transform Philadelphia's landscape on a scale that's big enough to have a real impact on our rivers, it takes more than just Water Department crews and contractors building rain gardens. In fact, it takes a whole city working together, not to mention supportive partners......

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Can You Decode Street Paint?

Thursday, May 18, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

Beneath your feet, there's an invisible universe of infrastructure. This world is hidden from view, but painted lines on the surface reveal exactly what's there—if you know what to look for......

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Cleaner Streets = Cleaner Rivers and Creeks

Tuesday, April 19, 2016  |  Brian.R

With more than 900 projects scattered across the city, this Saturday’s Philly Spring Cleanup was the largest ever—and that’s a pretty big deal considering this volunteer-driven event has already been praised as “America’s biggest single-day urban cleanup” for years now....

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Philadelphia Water's New Official Spokesdog: Little Pup with a Big Message

Tuesday, December 15, 2015  |  Brian.R

Shorty first became concerned about bad pet waste habits after seeing a notice from the Environmental Protection Agency that issued this warning: “Leaving pet waste on the ground increases public health risks by allowing harmful bacteria and nutrients to wash into the storm drain and eventually into local water bodies.”...

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