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Soak It Up Adoption

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Soak It Up Adoption provides grants to civic groups to help maintain the beauty and functionality of green stormwater infrastructure.


Help us maintain these unique green tools:

Rain Garden

1. Check if your organization is eligible to participate. Please review the application requirements to determine if your civic organization is eligible to join the program.

2. Complete the program application. Complete the on-line application form or download a PDF version of the form here.

3. Learn more about Green Infrastructure. Can you spot the GSI in your neighborhood? Click to find out more about Philadelpia's answer to stormwater management.

4. Maintain your GSI sites and complete the reporting form. Click the link to find your neighborhood specific reporting form and resources.

What is Soak It Up Adoption?

Soak It Up Adoption is an innovative grant program from the Philadelphia Water Department. Join us as we continue to work with communities across our city to help implement, maintain and share knowledge about green stormwater infrastructure. Adoptees assume responsibility for the care of one or more green stormwater infrastructure sites. Responsibilities include weekly maintenance visits, reporting of activities on site and community engagement. 

The program is managed by Philadelphia Water and coordinated by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council in partnership with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation.