BIA Spring Event
2000 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
This is a free member event, but registration is required. Click here to reserve your place.
Effective for new projects submitting on July 1, 2015, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) is updating its development stormwater regulations to meet Federal and State requirements under the Clean Water Act. The changes to the regulations will improve the health of Philadelphia’s rivers, minimize local flooding, and encourage the use of green infrastructure throughout the city.
Water Quality Improvements
Each development project will be required to hold more stormwater on site, the rate of stormwater entering the sewer will be slowed, and each site will filter the dirtiest stormwater running off the site.
Business Friendly Improvements
In addition to the regulatory changes, PWD will introduce new business-friendly improvements including a new expedited review option, simplified technical worksheets and application materials, and a new Stormwater Management Guidance Manual and website.
PWD representatives will explain in detail the changes to the regulations, discuss their plans for procedural improvements, and answer questions. PWD and BIA member engineers will also present case studies demonstrating how real projects submitted by these firms and approved under current regulations by PWD would need to be adjusted for the July 1 regulatory update. More information about PWD’s stormwater regulation update can be found here.
To RSVP for this event, contact Kaytlynn Evans at (215)299-3807 or by email at KEvans@foxrothschild.com.