Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) January 19, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce nearly $5 million in federal financial support for Philadelphia’s nationally-renowned Green City, Clean Waters plan to improve water quality and enhance the city’s neighborhoods and economy. Officials in attendance will include Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality; Bob Perciasepe, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Shawn M. Garvin, EPA Regional Administrator; Ramona Trovato, Associate Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Research and Development; and Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter. The announcement takes place at the Fairmount Water Works, 640 Water Works Drive, Philadelphia, at 12:45 p.m.
In April 2012, EPA signed a partnership agreement with the City of Philadelphia to support the city’s long-term plan to use green infrastructure to help control polluted stormwater, reduce flooding and revitalize neighborhoods. The plan is considered a national model for cities embracing green stormwater infrastructure in urban environments.