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  1. Green City, Clean Waters 9 minute Overview


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    When it rains in the City of Brotherly Love, problems soon follow because more than half the city has "combined" sewers - pipes that carry both storm water and sewage. When it rains, the…

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    • Green Schools: Albert Greenfield Elementary


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      Thanks to alot of hard work by parents, students, neighborhood volunteers, and a wide range of community partners, the Albert M. Greenfield Elementary School has transformed its asphalt schoolyard…

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      • H2O: What You Need to Know -- Storm Drains Are For Rain


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        GreenTreks Network (http://www.GreenTreks.tv) created this video for the Philadelphia Water Department (http://www.PhillyWatersheds.org). Learn more about preventing stormwater runoff on http://www.StormwaterPA.org.…

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        • Solving Runoff Block by Block


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          In cities, we have severely altered the natural water cycle; during storms, this can cause street and basement flooding and result in rainwater carrying pollution into our rivers and streams. Greening…

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          • The Watershed Connection: East Falls


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            When the East Falls Development Corporation began planning a parking area adjacent to the Schuylkill River, locals wanted it done an environmentally sensitive way. Rather than directing runoff into…

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            • Creating Community: Columbus Square Park


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              As part of a city-wide effort to manage its combined sewer overflow problems in a more natural way, the Philadelphia Water Department's Green Streets Program is using a combination of vegetation…

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              • Keeping Water On Site: Waterview Recreation Center


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                At first glance, the area surrounding the Waterview Recreation Center in Philadelphia's Germantown section seems ordinary enough--but in reality, it's comprised of a number of "green…

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                • Greener, Healthier Play: Herron Playground


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                  Herron Playground is a shining example of what is possible when city agencies work together to achieve compatible goals. Concrete and asphalt have been replaced by plants and trees, porous safety…

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                  • Rain Barrels: Preventing Water Pollution Starts at Home


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                    Everyone's heard terms like rainwater recycling, rain gardens, and rain barrels lately, but chances are pretty good that most of us don't know what they mean--and if we do, most of us average…

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                    • Green City, Clean Waters Promo


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                      This 3 minute promo shows what's possible when a bold vision starts to play out. For all the details, check out Green City, Clean Waters - The Full Story, which is available for screening for…

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                      • Green Homes


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                        Since residential roof tops account for a pretty significant amount of impervious cover, Green Homes is an element of the Philadelphia Water Department's ambitious Green City, Clean Waters program…

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                        • Green City, Clean Water - The Full Story


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                          This in-depth version of the Green City, Clean Waters story lasts 28-1/2 minutes and has aired on Public Television in Philadelphia and other markets. If you're interested in bringing it to your…

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