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blog entries tagged "Stormwater"

London Councillor Takes Note of Green City, Clean Waters

Friday, January 16, 2015  |  PublicRC

In a letter to the editor of The Economist (third one from the top), Councillor Harry Phibbs of London's Hammersmith and Fulham Borough responds to their September article "London's Sewers, Smelling Sweet" about the Thames Tideway Tunnel. He makes a point about using green, natural stormwater infrastructure solutions by referencing Philadelphia’s “better, cheaper alternative of green infrastructur...

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PWD awards $8.25 million in stormwater management grants, seeks more applicants

Tuesday, January 6, 2015  |  PublicRC

Meet SMIP (the Stormwater Management Incentives Program) and GARP (Greened Acre Retrofit Program), PWD’s two innovative programs that reward local businesses, institutions and other non-residential water customers financially for retrofitting their properties to divert stormwater out of our combined storm and waste water system....

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Congratulations to Stanley's True Value Hardware

Thursday, November 20, 2014  |  MWood

It’s official. PWD named the first Stormwater Pioneer—Stanley’s Hardware in Roxborough. Congratulations to third-generation business owners Mark and Joe Jaconski and their stormwater management design team from Ruggiero Plante Land Design....

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Introducing Stormwater Pioneers!

Friday, November 14, 2014  |  PublicRC

More and more Philadelphia businesses are using green infrastructure to manage stormwater runoff on their properties. Whether required by PWD regulations or encouraged through incentives, private property owners recognize the important role they play in reducing pollution in our streams when it rains. They are also setting a higher bar with excellent, cost-effective designs....

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PWD Offering Decorative Rain Barrels

Thursday, May 15, 2014  |  PublicRC

The Philadelphia Water Department is offering rain barrels to local businesses, libraries, and any faith-based sites, free of charge for both the barrel and installation process!...

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Rain Barrel Workshops are Coming Up!

Thursday, April 10, 2014  |  PublicRC

The Philadelphia Water Department and the Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA) are providing free rain barrels to Philadelphians. Rain barrels work by capturing stormwater through disconnected downspouts that collect rain water from roofs. Water that flows into the rain barrel can then be used for irrigating our gardens, window boxes and and lawn watering....

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The Art of Stormwater

Thursday, February 20, 2014  |  PublicRC

Once again, PWD will participate in the world’s largest indoor Flower Show – this year focusing on the “Art of Stormwater.” The Pennsylvania Horticulture Society’s Philadelphia Flower Show is coming to the Convention Center March 1st through March 9th....

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