Green City, Clean Waters gets green light

Today, the PA Department of Environmental Protection and the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) will sign a groundbreaking agreement that will allow PWD to officially implement its Green City, Clean Waters plan. PWD plans to spend approximately $2 billion over the next 25 years to use primarily green stormwater infrastructure (stormwater tree trenches, porous pavement, rain gardens, sidewalk planters) to transform manmade surfaces that repel the rain into Greened Acres that capture, infiltrate and manage rainwater runoff.
For more information on the historic agreement to officially launch Green City, Clean Waters, please view the attached press release and visit:

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