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Throwback Thursday: Hydrants Are for Fires, Not for Fun...

Thursday, August 27, 2015  |  PaulF

...if you want to play smart, don't let them run! That's the message in this (now hilarious) public service announcement from 1986 featuring a punchy little beat, original rap lyrics, and some, uh, funky dancing and clothes/hair styles to match. Take 30 seconds and treat yourself to this gem from 1980s Philly:...

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UPDATE: Almost 10K Pounds of Trash Removed; Can You Help Too?

Monday, August 24, 2015  |  Brian.R

Philadelphia Water is sponsoring a big clean up on the Delaware River with Living Lands and Waters and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, and we're still looking for some fresh volunteers out on the water. In the first few clean up days, members of the community who care about the health of the Delaware have already collected nearly 10,000 pounds of trash!...

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See What a Healthier River Looks Like at INVISIBLE RIVER

Friday, August 21, 2015  |  Brian.R

We have lots of ways to measure the improving quality of Philadelphia's two rivers, but one of our favorite is simply seeing more and more people think of the Schuylkill and Delaware as beautiful, natural places to visit for recreation and relaxation. Since everything we do comes back to protecting and enchancing water quality, we see the change in the way people think about our rivers as a real m...

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Student Street Art Spreads Important Message

Thursday, August 20, 2015  |  Brian.R

Throughout August, we’ve been working with the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary to turn hand-drawn art submitted by local students into street art that's being placed near stormdrains in select locations across the city. These fun, eye-catching installations, which originated from 1,300 student submissions, help spread an important message: only rain should go down the drain....

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Q&A Shines Light on Philly's Green Infrastructure Story

Thursday, August 20, 2015  |  Brian.R

Our very own fearless leader, Philadelphia Water Commissioner Howard Neukrug, sat down with the chief editor of Water Online, Kevin Westerling, for an extensive Q&A that shines light our internationally recognized green solution to Philadelphia's stormwater challenges - Green City, Clean Waters....

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Good (Green) News for a Riverwards Gem

Wednesday, August 19, 2015  |  Brian.R

Harrowgate’s green jewel—a public square located at Kensington Avenue and E. Tioga Street—is about to get a little greener thanks to a new project from Green City, Clean Waters....

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Be Safe When Beating the Heat: Save Swimming for Pools!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015  |  Brian.R

Thanks to ever-increasing efforts to improve water quality, our rivers and streams are cleaner than they've been in decades. So we don't blame you if you're tempted to take a plunge to beat the stifling heat gripping the city. But don't....

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Greening Smith: What We're Doing with Eagles' Connor Barwin

Thursday, July 16, 2015  |  Brian.R

Philadelphia Water selected West Passyunk’s Smith Playground for Green City, Clean Waters improvements way back in 2012. While we were busy doing community outreach and design for the popular 7.5-acre recreation area, located at 25th Street and Snyder Avenue, we also happened to develop a great relationship with Connor Barwin of the Philadelphia Eagles and his Make the World Better Foundation (MTW...

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PowerCorpsPHL Gets a POTUS Shout-out

Wednesday, July 15, 2015  |  Brian.R

We’re always talking about what a great relationship we have with PowerCorpsPHL, and we love to point out when the young Philadelphians who help maintain Green City, Clean Waters infrastructure enrich their lives and even turn the experience into jobs in the green industry....

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