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

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The Schuylkill is Making Waves!

Monday, January 13, 2014  |  PublicRC

Once considered one of the most heavily-polluted rivers in our country, the Schuylkill has made a major comeback, earning the title of 2014 Pennsylvania River of the Year!...

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The Green Edge

Tuesday, December 31, 2013  |  PublicRC

As many of you know, many communities and cities, including Philadelphia, are now looking towards green infrastructure as a cost-effective solution to manage stormwater. However, what some might not know is that these new green spaces can also generate revenue in our neighborhoods and communities....

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PWD Opens Its First Biogas-to-Energy Facility

Friday, November 29, 2013  |  MWood

Last Friday, City officials joined the Philadelphia Water Department and Ameresco as Mayor Nutter cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of PWD’s new biogas co-generation facility at the Northeast Water Pollution Control Plant....

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Happy Birthday MOTU!

Thursday, October 31, 2013  |  PublicRC

Congratulations to MOTU as it wraps up the celebration of its 5th Birthday! The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) has been working hard to improve coordination among agencies and departments in the City to help Philadelphia respond to the needs of the 21st Century....

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China and Japan Visit Philadelphia's Green Infrastructure

Wednesday, October 2, 2013  |  PublicRC

Philadelphia’s stormwater management and stream restoration projects reached international ears this month! On September 17th government representatives from Beijing toured the Big Green Block in the Kensington/Fishtown area and two days later members of the Japanese Ecosystem Conservation Society visited Wises Mill in Andorra and the Bells Mill tributary to Wissahickon Park....

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Gardens Save Dollars and Make Sense

Thursday, September 5, 2013  |  PublicRC

This Saturday, September 7th, you can explore the green garden oases of South Philadelphia with the South Philadelphia Food Co-op. The Co-op is hosting their 3rd annual South Philly Self-Guided Garden Tour from 1 to 5pm. This past month they’ve been counting down the days with all of the different ways gardens save the city dollars and benefit our well-being....

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Congratulations to the 2013 SMIP Grant Recipients!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013  |  MFritch

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) are pleased to announce that just under $5 million has been award in grants to promote stormwater management projects....

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