Green City, Clean Waters

Adopted in 2011, Green City, Clean Waters is Philadelphia’s plan to reduce stormwater pollution through green infrastructure.  As of June 2016, the effort had created 430 new jobs in the green stormwater infrastructure industry and greened 837.7 acres of land, reducing pollution from stormwater runoff and combined sewer overflows by more than 1.5 billion gallons annually.  The effort is also credited with spurring $51 million in grant investments into local parks, streets, schools, and public housing.

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