For two years, we’ve been working to update our Stormwater Regulations and Plan Review Program.
Now, the changes are finally here.
From July 1, 2015 forward, development in the city is required to follow updated Stormwater Regulations.
These updates represent the most substantial changes to the regulations in nearly a decade. They ensure new development works alongside Philadelphia Water’s Green City, Clean Waters plan by requiring new sites to handle more water, slow stormwater more effectively, and release cleaner water into our sewers.
In doing all of that, the new regulations also encourage more robust use of green infrastructure across the city.
While we were working to create modernized regulations, we also went to great lengths to make the Plan Review process easier from start to finish by listening to the business community and other stakeholders.
The result is an improved, faster process for submitting and reviewing stormwater plans and a new website that makes our Stormwater Regulations Guidance Manual more accessible. At PWDPlanreview.org, users will find a fully searchable, shareable guide and other helpful tools for making sure stormwater plans reflect the new regulations and align with Philadelphia’s vision for a modern stormwater system.
Together, Philadelphia Water and the development community are working to make sure we all have a future defined by smart growth and healthier rivers and streams.
Want to learn more? Public information sessions will be held July 9th and 23rd from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Municipal Services Building, 1401 JFK Blvd. Click here to register.