Case Study:

Kensington Green Street

Philadelphia city officials, community partners, and the Philadelphia Water Department celebrate the completion of the first in a series of stormwater-friendly Green Streets. This Green Street in the Kensington section of Philadelphia is part of "Green City, Clean Waters" -- the City's innovative and environmentally sustainable plan to improve the health of our waterways.

Next to the Schlisser Recreation Center and LEED-certified Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (KCAPA), the street features tree trenches that divert runoff from the street into an underground infiltration structure and rain gardens that help capture, filter, and absorb stormwater.