Pop Quiz! A Stormwater Bumpout is:
a) The name of a wizard in the Harry Potter books
b) An obscure '70s prog-rock band
c) A vegetated curb extension that manages runoff by infiltrating water into the soil, thereby helping to prevent combined sewer overflows into our rivers and streams
Obviously, it's c). You can see a stormwater bumpout up close and personal tomorrow, April 5 at 4:30 at Queen Lane and Foxt Street in East Falls. Philadelphia's first bumpouts were installed at Queen Lane (pictured above) as part of the Green City, Clean Waters plan to manage stormwater through green infrastructure. PWD's Soak It Up! crew will be on hand with free refreshments, art activities, yarn graffiti, flower bulb plantings and more.