The Philadelphia Water Department strives for sustainable utility operations to ensure that we are capable of meeting the social, economic and environmental demands of a 21st Century water utility.

Green City, Clean Waters

By implementing green stormwater infrastructure projects, such as rain gardens and stormwater planters, the City can reduce water pollution impacts while improving our essential natural resources and making our neighborhoods more beautiful.

Resource Recovery and Energy Production

The Philadelphia Water Department is generating and conserving energy to reduce our reliance on non renewable resources, and to diversify the City’s bank of available energy sources.

Watershed Protection

To complement Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters plan, PWD is also working to restore the city’s urban streams and keep them free from trash and debris.

Climate Change Adaptation

The Philadelphia Water Department has a Climate Change Adaptation Program to better understand the impacts climate change will have on Philadelphia’s water infrastructure and how it needs to invest and plan for a future that looks different than the past.

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