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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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Notes From The LID Symposium

Tuesday, September 27, 2011  |  MFritch

The Philadelphia Low Impact Development Symposium kicked off yesterday with a keynote presentation by Philadelphia Water Department Commissioner Howard Neukrug; the speech focused on Philly's green infrastructure, its relationship to recent flooding conditions, and PWD's focus on helping low-income customers manage stormwater....

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Porous Repouring At Waterview Rec Center

Tuesday, September 20, 2011  |  MFritch

A portion of the porous concrete sidewalk in front of East Germantown's Waterview Recreation Center was replaced yesterday; the surface of the sidewalk was spalling, or breaking apart....

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German Engineering: Tempelhof Wasserpark

Monday, September 19, 2011  |  MFritch

Last week, the American Society of Landscape Architects announced the winners of the 2011 Student Awards, and a conceptual design for Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, Germany, caught our eye....

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This Place Is BMPing: Wises Mill Run Stormwater Wetland

Friday, September 9, 2011  |  MFritch

Wises Mill Run, a tributary of Wissahickon Creek, is a waterway that's severely impacted by stormwater flows. After storms, the nearby neighborhood's storm sewers discharge a large volume of water into Wises Mill Run, resulting in erosion of the creek's bed....

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News Stream: WHYY Speaks for the Trees

Wednesday, September 7, 2011  |  MFritch

On yesterday's edition of Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, the topic of discussion was trees—planting and protecting Philadelphia's trees from pests and diseases....

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