In cities like Philadelphia, impervious surfaces (roofs, streets, etc.) generate stormwater runoff that can overburden sewer systems and lead to severe water quality issues. Learn how to manage stormwater runoff on a small scale using stormwater management practices that are currently offered for free or at reduced costs through Philadelphia Water and PHS’ Rain Check program.
- March 3, 2018
- 10:00 AM
- Gardener's Studio
- Zach Popkin
Zach has been managing the Rain Check stormwater management program since its inception in 2012. Through Rain Check, Philadelphia residents can have a rain barrel installed for free or pay a reduced price for a downspout planter box, rain garden, depaving, or permeable pavers. Zach moved from Long Island, NY to Philadelphia in 2009 to pursue a Masters Degree in Sustainability and is currently a proud employee and member of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.