Signing Ceremony at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center (FWWIC)

 EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the City of Philadelphia selected the future site of the “Blue/Green Commons” to sign an innovative agreement to partner together on a 25-year plan to protect and enhance our watersheds by managing stormwater with green infrastructure. Read more about the event in PWD’s Watershed Blog.

The Blue/Green Commons is the centerpiece concept of the Expansion Project for the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center – currently on the boards at MBTA – to create a public forum and central hub for environmental education, information, and activities happening in the City of Philadelphia and the region.  The Commons will provide a venue for City agencies to publicize current green programs and sustainable messages to the public and will recognize the FWWIC as the “go-to” place for the City to provide the public with access to information and to allow residents to track the progress of exciting programs and initiatives, such as the Philadelphia Water Department’s Green City, Clean Waters plan.