August 5, 2010

The Philadelphia Water Department's 20 year stormwater management plan has gained national attention for its focus on above the ground green infrastructure techniques, as opposed to massive investments in hidden tunnels and pipes.
Over time, the plan will transform the city into an oasis of rain gardens, green roofs, tree lined streets, and porous surfaces that not only manage runoff, but add greatly to resident's quality of life.
In a series of seven videos, GreenTreks Network provides an overview of the initiative covering solving runoff block by block, harvesting rainwater, protecting the Schuylkill river at East Falls, street greening and keeping water on site. Click here to watch other videos. And visit the StormwaterPA website for more information on stormwater management and case studies..