Other helpful Philadelphia Water links:
- Stormwater Plan Review Topics
- Stormwater Utility Topics – including information about credits and appeals
- Green Roof Density Bonus – The Philadelphia Zoning Code offers incentives to installing green roofs by providing exceptions to certain residential density rules. These exceptions apply to properties in RM-1, CMX-2, and CMX-2.5 zoning districts. The green roof conditions necessary to satisfy the density exception are explained in §14- 602.7 of the Philadelphia Zoning Code as “Exception to Use Tables for Green Roofs.” Projects applying for this exception must obtain pre-requisite approval from Philadelphia Water (PWD). Click here to learn more and apply.
- Green Roof Tax Credit – The Green Roof Tax Credit is a credit against the Business Income and Receipts Tax (BIRT). A business is provided the credit to reward the construction of a roof that supports living vegetation. Click here to learn more and apply
Resources for material supply and GSI related services:
- Porous Pavers
- Plant Species for GSI– The plant lists found on the follows tabs are recommended by the Philadelphia Water Department for GSI systems.
Local Landscaping Supplier and Disposal Guide– This guide identifies local nurseries, soil and fill suppliers, hardscaping supply firms, hazardous and non-hazardous disposal companies.
- GSI Partners Database- Local firms offering a variety of GSI and related services, products, and expertise for commercial, residential, and municipality needs.
Green Stormwater Infrastructure Data Sets – Open data sets on public projects, private retrofits, private regulation projects, and stormwater grant awardees.
PA Department of Environmental Protection resources:
Natural Resource Defense Council research:
- The Green Edge: How Commercial Property Investment in Green Infrastructure Creates Value (2013)
This paper outlines several strategies that will help ensure that PWD meets its ambitious goals and that green stormwater infrastructure becomes a vital part of Philadelphia’s future development and prosperity
New Jersey Future resources:
Additional web training and resources:
- Municipal Online Stormwater Training Center– The Municipal Online Stormwater Training (MOST) Center was established in 2015 to bridge the gap in needed technical and financial stormwater management resources in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This free, virtual Center provides users with tools to better communicate about, build and enhance local stormwater programs.
- TreesandStormwater.org– Tools and resources for integrating trees as green infrastructure for stormwater management. This guide helps inform local decision makers on best practices for including trees in stormwater design regulations and policies.
- P3 Great Lakes– An initiative working to increase efficiencies and lower costs in green infrastructure through evaluating alternative delivery options, finance models, and decentralized stormwater management via community-based public-private partnerships (CBP3).
- EPA Local Government Guide to CBP3s– An EPA resource that allows communities to determine their capacity to develop a public-private partnership program to meet stormwater regulatory requirements.
- Municipal Online Stormwater Training Center– Offers a four part video series on leveraging the strengths of government and the private sector through public-private partnerships.