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Infrastructure

News and info about the pipes, plants and people that keep our city running + protect our rivers & creeks.

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Green Infrastructure on the Evening News?! Yes Please.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015  |  Brian.R

So, we were naturally thrilled when 6ABC ran a short clip about the new “living wall” project on 3rd Street in Independence Park! Since this project is designed to inspire others to think about green infrastructure as something that can be beautiful AND good for the environment, we certainly think this stunning billboard for green tools deserves its (at least!) 15 seconds of fame....

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Join Us: Updates on E. Poplar and Point Breeze Green Infrastructure Improvements

Monday, October 12, 2015  |  Brian.R

We have two community meetings coming up this week to update residents on plans for green infrastructure improvements in their neighborhoods. These meetings are designed to provide important information about upcoming construction and to get feedback from neighbors, so if you live near one of these projects, please come out to learn more!...

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New Bill Encourages Green Roofs, Density

Thursday, October 8, 2015  |  Brian.R

Green City, Clean Waters is the biggest plan in the U.S. designed to manage stormwater with green infrastructure, and that means Philadelphia Water will take all the help it can get from developers who want to add value to their properties while also lessening the negative environmental impacts with green stormwater tools....

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Northeast Residents Learn About New Green Sites

Friday, September 11, 2015  |  Brian.R

Philadelphia Water held two community meetings in the Northeast in late August to talk about upcoming Green City, Clean Waters projects. Both projects will bring green infrastructure tools that manage stormwater to neighborhood recreation areas—the Max Myers Playground at Busleton and Magee avenues and Moss Park at Torresdale and Cheltenham avenues....

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What Plumbers and Contractors Need to Know About GSI

Wednesday, August 26, 2015  |  Brian.R

We can't say it enough: Green City, Clean Waters represents a major shift in the way we think about and do infrastructure. That means the tools we use to effectively manage stormwater—collectively called Green Stormwater Infrastructure or GSI—look and work differently than the traditional pipes and sewers people are used to seeing....

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Throwback Thursday: Our Infrastructure Foundations

Thursday, August 13, 2015  |  Brian.R

In this week's throwback post, we see some large mains under construction August 4th, 1904— almost exactly 111 years ago. As the three large, cast iron mains are laid in a Northeast neighborhood, some residents have gathered to watch the construction activity....

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New Living Wall Acts as a Billboard for Green Tools

Monday, August 10, 2015  |  Brian.R

Philadelphia residents and tourists in the city’s historic Independence Hall area can now soak in a truly stunning piece of green infrastructure. Thanks to a partnership between Philadelphia Water, the National Park Service, Independence National Historical Park and SHIFT DESIGN, a breathtaking new “living wall" is now managing stormwater runoff from the roof of the Department of Interior building...

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