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    • May 1 flood damage, Photo courtesy of Fairmount Water Works
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Fairmount Water Works still recovering from May 1 flood

The rainstorm that flooded the Schuylkill Banks, left passengers stranded on the roof of a SEPTA bus and forced the grade-level CSX pedestrian crossing at Locust Street to close, also…

    • The reconfigured and reconstructed west branch of Indian Creek, Photo courtesy of PWD
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City "daylights" first creek, restoring it from sewer to stream

Beneath Philly’s streets lies approximately 3,000 miles of sewers - both manmade channels and creeks that were capped and incorporated into the sewer system as the city developed. Now, thanks to…

    • Green stormwater management at Nebinger School, Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Water Department
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TEDxPhiladelphia: Workshopping green stormwater infrastructure

PlanPhilly is a partner for this year's TEDxPhiladelphia event, and for the next few days we're sharing ways we think Philly is becoming a "New Workshop of the World". You can…

    • Stormwater tree trench at Shissler Rec Center

Green Streets Design Manual makes street "greening" transparent, accessible

With all of the slush, snow, salt and grime, it may be hard to imagine Philly’s streets as anything other than gray, but the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) and the Philadelphia…

    • Green stormwater management at Nebinger School, Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Water Department
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Three schools to get green stormwater makeovers

As the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) looks ahead to the new year, one thing they will continue to work on is bringing stormwater management infrastructure to schools across the city. Over…

    • The current playground equipment at 37th and Mt. Vernon streets in Mantua. Photo courtesy of The Trust for Public Land
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Renovations planned for Mantua playground

By the summer of 2015, the corner of 37th and Mount Vernon streets in Mantua will have a revamped and greened playground thanks to a partnership between Philadelphia Parks & Recreation…

    • Tacony Creek Trail
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Staycation: Tacony Creek Trail

Under the Green City, Clean Waters plan, the Tacony Creek should be clean enough to swim and fish in within the next 25 years. This past spring the city and…

    • From Spruce Street, the school appears far off in the distance
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Greening initiative at Lea School gets boost from Water Department, PECO

This summer the Philadelphia Water Department and PECO committed significant green (read: financial support) to the West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools' (WPCNS) efforts to green the schoolyard at Henry…

    • A new sprayground opened at the Shissler Rec Center Thursday
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Shissler Rec Center opens new sprayground

Shissler Rec Center opened its new "sprayground" Thursday and the preschool students who graduated just before the fountains turned on, along with their friends and family, took to it immediately. Within…

    • Bike Coalition and PWD look to technology to support their sustainability goals
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Philly's green leaders talk tech innovation

What do the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Water Department have in common? They are both using technology to advance their "green" goals.  Monday, the Bike Coalition's Nicholas…

    • The Meeting Green proposal would optimize streets like Christian for the flow of stormwater and people
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Soak It Up! finalists find stormwater solutions

Ease the flow of stormwater runoff, boost the flow of innovative stormwater solutions – that’s been the goal of Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up!, a national design competition led by…

    • A familiar scene, litter and trash get caught along the shore of TTF-Watershed creeks, Photo courtesy of Kelly O'Day
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Trash task force fights Tacony Creek litter

In streams across the country, environmental stewards have made significant improvements in reducing waste water and chemical and industrial pollution, but when it comes to personal pollution – food wrappers, bottles,…

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