• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

You are viewing 31 articles with the tag Philadelphia Water Department

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…

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…

Greening Stanton eyes stormwater management funds

In times of crippling, low school budgets, some of the most available funding for schoolyards now comes from the Philadelphia Water…

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…

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…

Staycation: Tacony Creek Trail

Under the Green City, Clean Waters plan, the Tacony Creek should be clean enough to swim and fish in within…

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…

Rain Check: PWD sharing cost with residents to install stormwater management tools

We hear a lot about stormwater management infrastructure being incorporated into plans for new developments, streetscape improvements, and park projects, but…

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…

SEPTA's seasonal watch | Sewer tour | ExCITe Center opens | park improvement grants | Drag queens join Mummers

Good morning, Streeters.  ‘Tis the season of challenging conditions for SEPTA, explains PlanPhilly’s Christine Fisher. We’re deep into “slippery rail…

Soak It Up!: Green infrastructure design competition

Philadelphia’s pioneering Green City, Clean Waters plan to manage stormwater using green infrastructure is slowly rolling out through early action projects…

Searching South Philly for sustainable streets

Do you know how often a pedestrian is hit by a car in Philadelphia? Or how many bathtubs worth of water…

3rd and Walnut gusher | Apple Lofts on market (again) | transpo project funding roundup | Kahn Park homelessness | RIP Sen. Specter

Louis Kahn Park, 11th and Pine | Flickr user dan reed!, Creative Commons LicenseGood morning, Streeters. Hope you enjoyed the…

Spring Garden Connector RFP | Sen. Casey visits Kenzo Renewal | Annunciation BVM School conversion | Woodland Ave. water main break | Point Breeze house collapse

Good morning, Streeters! Hope you enjoyed the weekend and are feeling ready for some real fall weather. Today’s high? A crisp…

Making Phoenix Community Park last | Coyle pleads guilty | HIP Award honorees | UC's rusty water

Friends of the Japanese House and Garden will be honored by HSP for their work restoring Fairmount Park's Sakura Pavilion. |…

Scenes from Park(ing) Day 2012 [slideshow]

Did you stumble across people coloring flowers, lounging on curvy benches, working at desks, or camping in a parking space on…

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