Reduce Stormwater Runoff, Enhance the Urban Environment

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Philadelphia just took a big step forward in its plans to green the city. The City of Philadelphia Water Department and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection have signed an agreement (PDF) to invest “$2 billion over the next 25 years to use primarily green infrastructure, such as – stormwater tree trenches, vegetated bumpouts, porous asphalt, rain gardens, sidewalk planters – as a means to transform manmade surfaces that repel the rain to Greened Acres which capture rainwater runoff,” according to the press release. The plan is certaintly ambitious and will no doubt enhance Philly’s urban built environment by making it a greener, shadier and even more attractive.

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