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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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Celebrity Endorsement? Jill Scott Says It's All About Philly's Water

Wednesday, November 25, 2015  |  Brian.R

Public utilities like Philadelphia Water don't to tend to get too many celebrity endorsements, but we came pretty close yesterday when Philly icon Jill Scott appeared on the Steve Harvey Show and divulged our city’s secret to producing so many strong musical voices. According to Scott, it’s all about the water:...

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Saturday: See GSI Being Made and Contribute to Art in Hestonville

Thursday, November 19, 2015  |  Brian.R

This Saturday, volunteers will join Mural Arts, Philadelphia Water and members of the Hestonville neighborhood in West Philadelphia for a community paint day that will help artists Eurhi Jones and Michael Reali complete a new mural titled “Your Hands Shimmering on the Legs of Rain.”...

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Come Out and Hear the Cobbs Creek Story!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015  |  Brian.R

We know that people who are aware of their local watershed and the challenges it faces—along with why that water is important—make for better stewards. They care about issues like keeping pet waste and litter out of the streets that ultimately drain into the watershed. And they know what an important role programs like Green City, Clean Waters play in protecting their watershed...

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Philadelphia Water Loves Our Parks

Friday, November 13, 2015  |  Brian.R

With the fall Love Your Park day of service upon us, we’ve been thinking about how much we love our parks and what the folks over at Philadelphia Parks & Recreation do every day to care for those spaces, making sure they are clean and safe....

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Stormwater Pioneer: Business Makes Smart Move, Helps Our Rivers

Thursday, November 12, 2015  |  Brian.R

For the past 20 years, Popi’s Italian Restaurant has been a beloved fixture in its South Philadelphia community, building a stellar reputation for excellent cuisine in a family-friendly setting. Recently, co-owner Gina Rucci made a smart business move that we’re excited to celebrate. Rucci used over $94,000 from Philadelphia Water to improve her property and neighborhood, all while lowering her st...

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Guerin Rec Recap: We're Here to Listen

Friday, October 30, 2015  |  Brian.R

We hold lots of neighborhood meetings for our Green City, Clean Waters projects because we value feedback from residents. Our meeting Monday at Guerin Recreation Center caught a lot of attention—over 90 people came to voice their opinions on the stormwater management project proposed for the site. We work hard to get community members involved, so we appreciate that kind of turnout....

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Community Meeting: Gorgas Run Restoration

Friday, October 23, 2015  |  Brian.R

Our Waterways Restoration team is holding an important meeting on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. about efforts to improve Gorgas Run in Roxborough-Manayunk this weekend. Please find the community meeting invite and a fact sheet about the project below (click each for a larger image). We'll be posting more about this big project here in the future, so stay tuned....

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