What's On Tap

Venice Island Opens October 7


Venice Island Is Open!

After years of hard work and collaboration between the Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Manayunk community, Venice Island opened to the public on October 7. The project reflects sustainable, ecologically sensitive stormwater management design and riverbank restoration while providing a much-needed public space in Manayunk that will be an amenity to the region.

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GSI Community Input

Ideas Wanted: Help PWD Green Your Neighborhood

Do you want to improve your neighborhood and protect our creeks and rivers? Does your community have a school, recreation center, park, or other public space available within the City limits for a green stormwater management project? The Philadelphia Water Department wants your ideas on where to implement stormwater bumpouts, tree trenches, rain gardens and other green infrastructure.

Submit your project idea >>

Energy Efficiency

Solar Panels

Energy Efficiency

In April 2011, Philadelphia unveiled its first solar photovoltaic electricity generating system, located at PWD's Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant.

The 250-kilowatt solar array consists of more than 1,000 panels covering 60,000 square feet, and its electricity will help power the energy-intensive task of water treatment.

Learn More About PWD's Commitment to Energy Efficiency >>

Soak It Up! Adoption

Soak It Up Adoption

Participate in Soak It Up! Adoption

The Soak It Up! Adoption Program provides grants to civic organizations to help maintain the beauty and functionality of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.

Wherever there is stormwater runoff, there is potentially the opportunity to soak it up with green stormwater tools. The Soak It Up! Adoption program is a rewarding way to help care for your community while improving the health of our creeks and rivers!

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Prospective Contractor Newsletter

Information for Prospective Contractors

PWD is committed to providing opportunities to a variety of contractors and subcontractors for participation in the Department's many Public Works projects each year. If your business wants to get involved, it's important to be prepared to make a viable bid for a chance to take part.

To help get you started, check out PWD's Take Part Newsletter, full of valuable information for prospective PWD contractors.

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Green Map Home

See What's Green in Your Neighborhood With the Big Green Map!

The Philadelphia Water Department is working all around the city to implement green stormwater infrastructure such as porous paving, stormwater tree trenches and rain gardens. Check out our interactive Big Green Map to find out where PWD has either completed construction on a project or has one in the design phase.

View the map >>