Green Infrastructure in Parks

After (2006) Before (2001) In 2005 the Philadelphia Water Department created the 1-acre Saylor Grove stormwater treatment wetland in a boggy area of the city’s Fairmount Park. The wetland serves as a public amenity while also treating a portion of the 70 million gallons of stormwater runoff generated by 156 acres of urban lands upstream of the park. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of W ater June 2017 EPA 841-R-16-112