Innovative, unusual, attractive landscaping, trenching, and porous-boxed sidewalk manage stormwater

greentreks | August 12, 2010  | 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 infrastructure” techniques that keep water out of the storm drains. During heavy rainfalls, when the city’s combined sewer system can be easily overwhelmed, porous sidewalks, tree trenches, and a flowthrough planter manage the water as it falls. That helps protect local rivers and streams.
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Philadelphia goal: Greenest City in America; green roofs key

“The legislation I signed into law today will help Philadelphia become a city of the future and set an example for others throughout the country,” declared Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter on May 18, 2010. The law to which Mayor Nutter refers requires installation of energy-efficient reflective roofs or green roofs on all new no- and low-slope roofs throughout the city. Read more here.

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