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Infrastructure

News and info about the pipes, plants and people that keep our city running + protect our rivers & creeks.

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Pop Quiz: Name That Hidden Stream

Thursday, June 23, 2011  |  MFritch

Most people want to flush their toilet and forget about it, but if you know anything about the historical research I do for PWD, you know that sewers are one of my obsessions....

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Urban What? Urban Forest!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011  |  None

What is an urban forest? It's the collection of trees that grow in an urban area. Urban tree canopy is important for both environmental and economic reasons, as it reduces stormwater runoff, improves air quality and raises property values....

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A Roof With A View

Tuesday, June 21, 2011  |  MFritch

And also some views of the roof: Here are some photos from Wednesday's unveiling of the green roof bus shelter at 15th and Market....

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The Big Green Block

Tuesday, May 31, 2011  |  Brian.R

Philadelphia Water continues to work with a coalition of local nonprofits and community groups on the Big Green Block, a multi-component sustainability project at and around Shissler Recreation Center and the Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts....

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Our Solar System

Tuesday, May 24, 2011  |  MFritch

In April, the City of Philadelphia unveiled its first solar photovoltaic system (above), located at PWD's Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant....

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Race Street Pier Opens Today

Thursday, May 12, 2011  |  MFritch

The Race Street Pier—a one-acre public park that extends into the Delaware River near the Ben Franklin Bridge—debuts today at 2 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Mayor Michael Nutter....

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