Porous street soaking up rain in South Philly

    Narrow little Percy Street in South Philadelphia is hard at work today.

    The first porous street in Philadelphia is soaking up the rainfall instead of sending it into sewers and drains. It’s party of the city’s larger plan to green its infrastructure.

    Kimberly Haas explained the process for NewsWorks, detailing how the porous street acts as lawn and spare neighbors the hassle of having to dump bucks of water from their basements.

    The greening plan also involves using more trees and green roofs to reduce stormwater runoff.

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