Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed: Clean Your Water

Resources for Commercial Properties

Many businesses no longer look at rainwater runoff as a nuisance to be sent down the drain. Instead, they see it as a resource that provides multiple benefits--including an improved bottom line. These innovators are managing their stormwater in a variety of ways: from on-site capture and reuse, to beautification and infiltration. They're saving money, improving water quality, and educating the public -- and gaining a marketing edge!

 Amongst the many methods of eliminating impervious surfaces, porous (or pervious) pavement is increasingly used as a way to capture and control stormwater and help get it back into the ground. Parking lots, sidewalks, and even streets and alleyways are being converted from impervious to porous surface to help keep polluted runoff out of our rivers and streams:

New and innovative techniques for keeping stormwater on site and out of overburdened sewer system -- and ultimately, out of our rivers and streams -- are being put in place all around us, every day.

Explore the resources below and the video case studies on the right to learn more. Contact us with any questions or suggestions.