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Advocacy Committee Continues Feedback with Philadelphia Water on New Manual  

The new Stormwater Management Guidance Manual goes into effect today, July 1st.  Our Advocacy Committee has agreed that they want to conduct a formal review of and comment on this new Manual.  The goal is to highlight aspects of the Manual that support the prioritization of GSI as well as to identify areas that could be
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Philadelphia Water’s Comprehensive Information Sessions Open for Registration

Philadelphia Water will host five information sessions this summer at the Municipal Services Building. All information sessions are identical, so you can pick which date works for you. We will cover technical and procedural improvements, and walk through the new Stormwater Management Guidance Manual, Plan Review Website and ERSA application. Register here. June 19, 8:30am
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April GSI Partners’ Quarterly Meeting

Sixty-two people from 43 businesses attended the April 21st GSI Partners Quarterly meeting, the biggest turnout to date. We shared network updates, including committee updates, plans for a new awards ceremony, progress in the Good Economy Challenge, findings from the annual profile survey, progress on the Operation and Maintenance course, and much more. Following those updates, we
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A Note from PWD

A Note from PWD is a monthly feature new in 2015. We thank PWD for providing monthly content for this section.  PWD continues to solicit feedback from the development community about the proposed changes to Stormwater Regulations set to take effect in July of 2015. The first of a series of focus groups was held on January 7th with
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A Note from PWD

A Note from PWD is a monthly feature new for 2015. We thank PWD for providing monthly content for this section.   PWD continues to solicit feedback from the development community about the proposed changes to Stormwater Regulations set to take effect in July of 2015. The first of a series of focus groups was held on
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PWD Procedural and Regulatory Update

PWD is planning on rolling out regulatory updates in July 2015 as well as some changes to the Stormwater Plan Review program, including to the website and Guidance Manual.  Visit PWD’s website for more information.  We will keep you informed of the specifics as we hear of them, and anticipate offering a presentation on the changes at an upcoming GSI Partners Quarterly
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New Orleans Delegation Visits Philadelphia

On October 6, a delegation of New Orleans stakeholders visited Philadelphia to meet with their counterparts who are in similar roles and leading green infrastructure projects. The delegation included New Orleans City Council members and Chiefs of Staff; Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans leaders (equivalent to PWD); foundation leaders (Greater New Orleans Foundation,
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Venice Island is Open!

  “After years of hard work and collaboration between the Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia Parks and Recreations, and the Manayunk community, Venice Island is now open.  The project not only protects and improves the health of the Schuylkill River, but also includes a full-scale reconstruction of the recreational facilities and community amenities, including a new
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PWD Construction Seminar for Contractors Bidding on “Green” Projects

The Philadelphia Water Department will be hosting the third in a series of construction seminars for Contractors Bidding on “Green” Projects. The seminars are designed to provide important information to contractors about the department’s green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) contracts. Over the next two decades, PWD will be bidding over $2 billion in construction projects to
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