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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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Most Sustainable In Show: PWD Flower Show Display Wins Sustainability Award

Tuesday, March 13, 2012  |  MFritch

The 2012 International Flower Show, which wrapped up last week, aimed to take visitors on a trip to Hawaii. The Philadelphia Water Department's display, however, kept it right here in Philly, demonstrating how green roofs, rain gardens and other green infrastructure can beautify our city while managing stormwater runoff that pollutes our rivers and streams....

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Talkin' 'Bout Cogeneration

Friday, February 24, 2012  |  MFritch

Don't let the painfully boring photo1 of the Northeast Water Pollution Control Plant fool you—exciting things are happening in Bridesburg....

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This Place Is BMPing: Liberty Lands

Wednesday, February 8, 2012  |  MFritch

After the EPA remediated the site of a former tannery in Northern Liberties in the late 1980s, the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association turned the former brownfield into a park....

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This Place Is BMPing: Saylor Grove

Friday, January 6, 2012  |  Matt Fritch, Environmental Engineer

Before the Philadelphia Water Department constructed a stormwater wetland at Saylor Grove in Fairmount Park, the area received an excessive amount of runoff that drained into Monoshone Creek, a tributary to the Wissahickon, resulting in erosion of the Monoshone and impaired water quality....

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