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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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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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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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