Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Posted by on May 21, 2012

The PWD Wants You! Submit Your Proposals for a Greener Philadelphia

Green City, Clean Waters, launched in 2009, is the Philadelphia Water Department’s ambitious and progressive strategy for reducing stormwater runoff and combined sewer overflows throughout the city. Focused on green stormwater infrastructure, the PWD embarked on an aggressive program for targeting the problem: preventing runoff from overwhelming sewer system capacity.

But how?

By reintroducing natural systems into our concrete jungle, stormwater runoff can be managed on site through rain gardens, tree trenches, planters, rain barrels and porous pavements.  These tools naturally capture and filter runoff, delaying stormwater entry into the city’s combined sewer system, reducing the overflow of untreated sewage and runoff into our source of drinking water.

And now the PWD needs you to continue this integrative and interactive program! Know of a place that could benefit from these GSI tools? Have a great idea for projects and opportunities? Contact PWD by clicking here to learn more.

Interested in GSI tools? Click here to learn more about these methods and how they can transform your home into a stormwater management site!

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