New Green City, Clean Waters tools will manage stormwater from the roof of this building and more. Credit: Philadelphia Water.
Francis Myers Recreation Center is a big, beautiful Philadelphia Parks and Recreation site in Southwest Philly.
For Philadelphia Water, that big rec center presents a big opportunity to manage the site’s stormwater, which can overwhelm local sewers when it rains and lead to sewage overflows that pollute our rivers.
That’s why we’re thrilled to be working with Parks and Recreation and the community to create green stormwater infrastructure for the area through our Green City, Clean Waters program. In addition to catching and filtering stormwater with plants, soil and stone, these important upgrades will also beautify the area, making Francis Myers a greener and even more inviting place for all residents.