Each month, the Philadelphia Water Department holds a community meeting on the third Thursday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Services Building, 16th Floor, Room Y about the progress of its Green City, Clean Waters program. Community members are encouraged to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so that site-specific information can be provided.
TTF is proud to be a Green City, Clean Waters partner! In July, staff attended the first meeting to learn more about projects in the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford watershed. These include curb bump-outs by the Queen Lane Reservoir on Fox Street, stormwater tree trenches on Belfield Avenue near Walnut Lane and Tulpehocken Street, a swale at Awbury Arboretum, and a stormwater planter at the Waterview Recreation Center. Click here to check out a map of all constructed and in-design projects.
At the meetings, PWD staff give a general overview of current projects, show the awesome Green City, Clean Waters promotional video (which you can also watch on YouTube here), and work with the community in small groups to discuss projects related to schools, streets, businesses, and communities.
PWD wants to hear from you! Do you know of a park or other area that would be a good spot for some stormwater infrastructure such as a rain garden, tree trench, or downspout planter? Their Community Input Form is in the “What’s In It For Me?” section of the Philly Watersheds website and is a great way to let PWD know you care about your neighborhood and want to get things done!
To manage stormwater on your own property, read more about how you can get a rain barrel here!
For more information about Green City, Clean Waters, click here!
To become involved in TTF’s efforts in our watershed, just give us a call at 215-844-8100.