Latest Philadelphia Water Department Stories

2014-05-12 23:03:17

Just in time for summer, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) has announced the opening of a new water storage system adjacent to the Manayunk Canal: the Venice Island Water Storage Basin Upgrade. The project relies on PENETRON crystalline technology for comprehensive waterproofing to protect the nearby Schuylkill River, which provides drinking water to Philadelphia. E. Setauket, NY (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 In 2004, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency directed the PWD to upgrade and...

2013-10-10 23:27:02

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) is using one of its major employee parking lots as a testing ground for various types of permeable pavement materials designed to prevent stormwater runoff from polluting local rivers and streams. Funded by the PWD and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the project will help advance strategies under the city’s nationally renowned Green City, Clean Waters stormwater management plan. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Crews have...

2013-10-09 23:03:02

These Stormwater Management Incentives Program (SMIP) grants will promote green stormwater management practices on private and non-profit properties resulting in the planned development of 77 greened acres. The SMIP grant is an important component of PWD’s Green City Clean Waters Plan that includes an ambitious goal to covert 9,500 impervious acres to “green acres” that capture and manage the first one inch of stormwater runoff to achieve beautiful, fishable, clean and healthy rivers...

2010-10-30 00:00:40

Azavea (formerly Avencia), an award-winning Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software design and development firm, announces the launch of PhillyStormwater.org, a public web Stormwater Billing application (http://PhillyStormwater.org/) for the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD). The application supports the City of Philadelphia's new parcel-based stormwater billing program. Philadelphia, PA (Vocus) October 29, 2010 Azavea, an award-winning Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'