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Other Reports and Handouts

Green City, Clean Waters Community Orientation Packet

Learn about the Green City, Clean Waters vision and share this packet with members in your community. PWD Green City, Clean Waters Community Orientation Packet

PWD Homeowner's Guide to Stormwater Management

Going green can be easier than you think. Rain gardens, rain barrels, and even small container gardens represent stormwater management opportunities that can be found around the house. Learn about these technologies and positive lifestyle changes that are being adopted by Philadelphia residents in the PWD Homeowner's Guide to Stormwater Management
Note that this pamphlet describes projects that can be implemented on a voluntary basis by homeowners. They are not designed for professionals required to comply with the City's stormwater regulations.

Campus Guide to Stormwater Management

Distributed to schools, colleges and universities throughout the region, the full-color Guide instructs campuses in the watershed to better manage stormwater on their properties by implementing Best Management Practices such as rain gardens, rain barrels, tree planting and meadow installation, and environmentally-friendly maintenance practices.

The guide can be found on the Schuylkill Action Network’s website at

LTCP Background Information Reports

In a three-part report, these documents provide background information to the general public about the necessity of developing a CSO Long Term Control Plan

History and Background

Clean Water Benefits and the Balanced Approach

Current Status of Our Waterways

Monoshone Watershed - Quarterly Water Quality Update

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) initiated a number of pollution prevention programs in the Monoshone Watershed in 1999. Since then, we have seen reductions in the levels of bacteria that indicate the presence of sewage at the seven stormwater outfalls that drain into the Monoshone Creek.

Much of this work is supported by local environmental organizations such as the Senior Environment Corps (SEC) and Chestnut Hill College (CHC). As a result of this partnership, PWD is publishing a quarterly water quality update to share bacteria sampling results.

Issue No. 1: May 2009

Issue No. 2: September 2009

Issue No. 3: February 2010

Issue No. 4: July 2010

Issue No. 5: December 2010

Schuylkill Watershed Initiative Grant (SWIG) Report

SWIG is a targeted watershed grant awarded by the U.S. EPA for the completion of a suite of water quality improvement demonstration projects in the Schuylkill River watershed. More than 40 projects received funding from this source, which was administered by the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and PWD. An overview of the projects implemented under this grant can be found on the Schuylkill Action Network’s website at