Apr. 14, 2020 1:58 pm
Wait a minute, are you flushing that wipe? And where are you throwing those gloves and masks?
The Philadelphia Water Department says COVID-19 detritus is mucking up the sewer systems.
Feb. 19, 2016 9:33 am
5 steps Philly can take to better manage its littered waterways
Retired environmental engineer Kelly O'Day has been tracking plastic litter in the city for four years. Here's what he's learned.
Oct. 24, 2014 11:07 am
Philadelphia Water Department is Offering Free Rain Barrel Workshops
Together, the Philadelphia Water Department and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) are providing rain barrels, which can be used in order to reduce stormwater flows to the sewer system and creeks, to residents of Philadelphia’s watersheds free of charge. Rain Barrels are storage containers connected to downspouts (which lead rainwater from the roof to the ground […]
Apr. 9, 2014 9:55 am
greenSTEM Network Connects Students to the Environment via Technology
greenSTEM Network connects youth to the environment by giving students in Philadelphia-area schools the ability to monitor data from gardens, green roofs, and various types of green stormwater infrastructure. “It’s both a website and web application, and a physical product,” said Matthew Fritch, environmental engineer with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD). “We set it up to […]