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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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Residential Stormwater RFP Opportunity

Monday, February 3, 2014  |  MWood

The Philadelphia Water Department recently posted a request for proposal (RFP) for the management of two of our residential stormwater programs: Rain Check and Rain Barrels....

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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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