Phila. Names Historic Germantown 'Stormwater Pioneer' - May 24 Ceremony

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For immediate release: May 22, 2018
Contact: Laura Copeland (215) 685-4902 or Thomas Derr, Spryte Communications (215) 620-7723


MEDIA ADVISORY – Invitation to Attend
City of Philadelphia Names Historic Germantown a 'Stormwater Pioneer'
Historic Germantown Honored for Innovation in Stormwater Management

WHAT: The City of Philadelphia honors Historic Germantown for its rehabilitation of an existing asphalt-covered courtyard and parking lot into a breathtaking community green space and rain garden with native trees, shrubs and landscaped terrain. The revitalized space is a showcase of how community groups can work with the Philadelphia Water Department to implement important, grant-supported stormwater management tools that protect our streams and drinking water.


Michael DiBerardinis, Managing Director, City of Philadelphia
Debra McCarty, Philadelphia Water Department Commissioner
Loretta Witt, President, Historic Germantown
Claudia Levy, Partner, Levy DiCarlo Partners LLC

WHERE: Historic Germantown, 5501 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19144

WHEN: Thursday, May 24, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

• Beautifully landscaped green space courtyard
• Resplendent rain garden with native flora
• Innovative stormwater management systems
• Top City officials and business leaders
• Environmental and landscape design specialists



About the Philadelphia Water Department: The Philadelphia Water Department serves the Greater Philadelphia region by providing integrated water, wastewater, and stormwater services. The utility plans for, operates and maintains both the infrastructure and the organization necessary to purvey high-quality drinking water to provide an adequate and reliable water supply for all household, commercial, and community needs, and to sustain and enhance the region’s watersheds and quality of life by managing wastewater and stormwater effectively.