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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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A Kickstart for Green Infrastructure

Wednesday, February 20, 2013  |  PublicRC

Innovative green stormwater infrastructure will help breathe new life into the historic Cynwyd Train Station! The Lower Merion Historical Society is working to raise money over the next month for a new multipurpose stormwater harvesting system for the 125-year old train station....

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Cost Savings Week Begins With A Project That Will Save Billions!

Monday, February 11, 2013  |  PublicRC

During our last blog series we talked about how the rising costs of “big ticket items” are a large part of what’s driving PWD's rate adjustments. We should also explain that we aren’t proposing these adjustments without first doing everything we can to balance increasing costs with cuts to our expenses....

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Manage Stormwater, Save Money: PWD Announces Second Round of SMIP Grants

Thursday, December 13, 2012  |  PaulF

This past June, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) announced that it had awarded $3.2 million in grants to facilitate the design and construction of innovative and sustainable stormwater management infrastructure on non-residential properties, such as business, non-profit and school properties....

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Literally, Breaking News

Tuesday, August 7, 2012  |  PaulF

Pipes, mains, lines – these water infrastructure words have been a hot topic in the Philadelphia news the past few weeks....

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More from RIO+20!

Thursday, July 5, 2012  |  PaulF

The spotlight is shining on Philadelphia at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil....

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