• Case study

    Stormwater Utility Rate Structuring

    January 10, 2013 Philadelphia

    As Philadelphia's stormwater management costs increase, it has become more important to the City to receive payment for providing stormwater service. Historically, the charge for municipal stormwater service has been based on the volume of drinking water being used by a property, which is often not representative of true stormwater costs and results in losses for the City.

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  • Case study

    Green Streets and Alleys

    January 10, 2013 Philadelphia

    Communities across the country are realizing the green potential of their streets. Streets and sidewalks can be the largest single category of public impervious cover in urbanized areas. To mitigate the impact of this impervious area, a number of communities, including Portland, Seattle, Chicago, and Philadelphia, have developed green street and alley programs to provide green stormwater management, while maintaining the primary function of the street for vehicles and pedestrians.

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    "Green City, Clean Waters"

    January 10, 2013 Philadelphia

    "Green City, Clean Waters" is Philadelphia's 25-year plan to protect and enhance the City's watersheds by managing stormwater primarily with innovative green infrastructure. As the City agency charged with ensuring compliance with the federal Clean Water Act, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) developed "Green City, Clean Waters" to reduce its Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs), manage its stormwater runoff and associated pollution, and provide a clear pathway to a sustainable future by using green stormwater infrastructure systems that assist or mimic natural processes.

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  • Case study

    West Zone Sanitation

    December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

    To remedy waste sewage and pollution problems, the City has designed an innovative undertaking with the State of Rio de Janeiro and the State Company for Water and Wastewater (CEDAE) to leverage private-sector financing for services extension to the 21 neighborhoods in AP-5.

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  • Case study

    PSAM was developed by the Rio de Janeiro State Secretariat of Environment (SEA) in 2010 and is part of the Pact for Sanitation (State Decree 42.930/11) subprogram Rio+Clean. The program covers 15 municipalities around Guanabara Bay, including the City of Rio de Janeiro, and it focuses on basic sanitation actions in watersheds contributing to the Guanabara Bay. The PSAM is an important step to achieve key goals of the state: to universalize sanitation in the region and to advance the environmental restoration of the bay.

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