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    Queen Lane

    December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

    The Philadelphia Water Department installed Philadelphia's first stormwater bumpouts, or landscaped curb extensions, on Queen Lane in East Falls in 2011. Runoff from the street is diverted into the bumpouts, where it infiltrates into the soil instead of entering the city's storm sewers. In addition to managing stormwater, bumpouts can help to calm traffic and may also keep pedestrians safer by reducing the street crossing distance when they are located at crosswalks.

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    Percy Street

    December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

    The 800 block of South Percy Street in South Philadelphia showcases the city's first porous green street. The street required excavation for a new sewer, which provided the opportunity to replace the street surface with porous asphalt. Philadelphia streets needing similar reconstruction in the future will be considered for porous application.

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    Herron Playground

    December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

    At Herron Playground, the Philadelphia Water Department collaborated with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the City's Capital Program Office to design and construct green stormwater infrastructure systems as part of a playground renovation. The existing basketball court was transformed into a porous asphalt court with stone storage underneath it to manage stormwater runoff from two nearby streets.

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    George W. Nebinger School

    December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

    The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) have joined together to advance green stormwater infrastructure in Philadelphia while educating students and local residents. Efforts at Nebinger will focus on using green stormwater infrastructure as a classroom, field, and laboratory teaching tool for students and the community.

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