Clean Water Action has joined forces with a coalition of groups to make sure the plan put in place to correct the issue is also the most beneficial to our region. We’re fighting for a plan that includes green infrastructure to not only fix the sewage problem, but bring long-term jobs to our region and beautify communities, making them places where people want to live, work and shop. Green infrastructure includes innovative things like roof-top gardens, pavement that allows water to soak into the ground and trees, and rain gardens. All of these methods catch the water where it falls and lessens the chance for floods of sewage from our combined sewage overflows.
Many cities have already started using green infrastructure. Let’s follow their lead!
Find out more at the Clean Rivers Campaign.
Other Clean Rivers Campaign partners are: Action United, Nine Mile Run Watershed Association, Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network, Pittsburgh UNITED and Sierra Club.
In Philadelphia,we're tracking the progress of the city's implementation of the "Green City, Clean Waters" program. The program calls for the installation of green stormwater infrastructure such as, stormwater tree trenches, rain gardens, porous pavement and retention basins throughout Philadelphia.
The introduction of these environmentally-friendly techniques helps make Philadelphia's water safer, cleaner and healthier for the present and the future."