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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 Clean Water Bargain: Bond...Water and Wastewater System Revenue Bond

Tuesday, May 29, 2012  |  MFritch

OK, maybe not as exciting as that other Bond we’ve been watching since Dr. No came out in 1962, but this bond—along with several of its brothers and sisters—does just as much to keep us from suffering major disasters at the hands of diabolical enemies (in our case, rust, corrosion, wear, and damage)....

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Shell Account: Red-Bellied Turtle Spotted at Lardner's Point

Friday, May 18, 2012  |  MFritch

The Philly Watersheds Blog is not in the habit of posting photos of baby animals for the sake of posting photos of baby animals (although it is Friday, and who among you would blame us?), and so we inform you that this red-bellied turtle hatchling was spotted earlier this week near the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge along the Delaware River....

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Inquirer: City Life's Better with Fewer Paved Surfaces

Tuesday, May 8, 2012  |  MFritch

An editorial in today's Philadelphia Inquirer both lauds the city's plan to depave 500 acres of impervious surface and leaks the news that a groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Thursday to kick off the second phase of the Green 2015 action plan....

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