EASC 111 Surface Runoff in the City of Philadelphia

Write a 1 page single-spaced paper answering the questions based on the paragraph below.

Surface runoff is an enormous problem in the City of Philadelphia. When it rains in the city water runs down streets, sidewalks, and off parking lots causing our rivers such as the Delaware and Schuylkill to flood. Besides causing flooding, the water also carries with it non-point source pollution such as fertilizers, dog waste, oil, and trash.

Philadelphia has begun to charge churches, businesses, and even colleges and universities for the amount of paved or impervious surfaces on their properties. Since this charge has begun, the Community College of Philadelphia has completed major renovations in this department. Many of these upgrades cannot be seen by the eye, but they are there. A couple includes green roofs on the Pavilion and Bonnell buildings and underground rainwater collection systems behind the West building on 18th street. All of these additions have lowered the College’s runoff charge.

Your paper should answer the following questions in detail and with a factual basis:

Requirements: .doc file

 

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