Eco-Explainer: What is Philadelphia Water’s “Rain Check” program?

Rain Check helps you capture rainwater to prevent flooding and pollution. The program includes a customized plan including green infrastructure tools like rain barrels and downspouts that capture rainwater from your roof.

Entering the Rain Check program means you will receive an annual credit on your water bill for the precipitation captured in your cistern, reducing the amount of stormwater runoff entering the sewer system during heavy rainfall events. From: Green Cities (Read more.)


Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 ban on utility shutoffs remains despite push to lift moratorium

The commission, which has deadlocked since July over whether to lift the moratorium on shutoffs, could address the issue at its next meeting, on Oct. 7. But with each passing month, the likelihood increases that the ban will remain in place until April because utilities are blocked from terminating most customers from Dec. 1 through March 31 during the winter heating season. | From: The Philadelphia Inquirer (Read more.)