What's On Tap

Coming Soon Street Decals

New street decals will let residents know about upcoming GSI projects.

New Street Art Welcomes Green Projects Coming to Your Area

With so many Green City, Clean Waters green infrastructure projects planned for neighborhoods all over the city, we at Philadelphia Water are always looking for ways to let residents know about upcoming work that will improve stormwater management in their area.

In that spirit, we created colorful new street decals that will be placed in neighborhoods where construction for Green City, Clean Waters projects is scheduled to start within six months.

If you see one of these decals on your street, you can check Philadelphia Water’s construction alerts page, scan the Water Construction map and our Big Green Map,or look through our District Updates on the Watersheds Blog.

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NEW Big Green Map with Photo

New Big Green Map Captures Scale of Philly's Growing Green Infrastructure Network 

The latest version of Philadelphia Water's Big Green Map is one of the best places to explore the vast network of Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Philadelphia today. This new, interactive map shows green tools created at both public and private sites and lists the thousands of individual GSI systems found at hundreds of locations across the city.  

Use the Big Green Map today to find green tools like porous paving, stormwater tree trenches and rain gardens in your neighborhood or set up your very own GSI tour!

View the New Big Green Map >>

Green City, Clean Waters Turns 5

Green City, Clean Waters Turns 5

June 2016 marks the five-year anniversary of Philadelphia’s groundbreaking agreement with regulators to take on stormwater runoff and combined sewer overflows using a program that relies on substantial green infrastructure investments.

Working with public and private partners, the City of Philadelphia has added thousands of green tools to our neighborhoods, protecting our rivers and streams while making our city a better place to live, learn, work and play. And we're just getting started.

Check out our 5 Down page learn more about how we'll keep 600+ million gallons of polluted water out our rivers and streams this year + what's in store for the next 20 years.


Get New Storm Drain Markers for Your Watershed

Our new storm drain markers.

Get New Storm Drain Markers for Your Watershed! 

Across our city, there are approximately 75,000 inlets collecting stormwater. As rainwater and melting snow washes over our gardens, sidewalks and streets, it picks up pollutants and trash that ends up in these drains. But where do those inlets drain to?

The water, and anything it picks up, heads to your local stream or river. Our new storm drain markers raise awareness about the connection between these inlets and our waterways by naming which of the city's seven watersheds a storm drain empties into.

Click here to learn more and find out how you can get storm drain markers for your local watershed>>

Rain Check Goes Citywide!

Rain Check Goes Citywide! 
And other updates to the program

Good news—we made some exciting changes to our Rain Check program. Working together with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Sustainable Business Network we've expanded our reach, streamlined our process and increased our team of qualified contractors.

Perhaps the most exciting news is that the program is now open to residents in the entire City. Prior to April 1st, Rain Check was only available to residents who lived in the Combined Sewer Area of Philadelphia. As of today, any resident can sign up! 


Soak It Up Adoption

Soak It Up Adoption

Participate in Soak It Up Adoption

Soak It Up Adoption is an innovative new grant program from the Philadelphia Water Department. Join us as we continue to work with communities across our city to help implement, maintain and share knowledge about green stormwater infrastructure (GSI).

Because of their unique ability to be built into neighborhoods, many people don’t realize what green infrastructure is or how it benefits their communities. This is why we need you! By adopting one or more green stormwater sites you are not only helping us maintain these systems, you are serving as a model for your community.