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Water Project Asks for Residents' Input

Three civic associations to meet this week.

One city official and another project consultant will meet with area civic associations this week, as three monthly meetings are scheduled.

The Upper Roxborough Civic Association welcomes a planner from Natural Lands Trust to its Jan. 9 meeting to discuss the ongoing Philadelphia Water Department project at the Upper Roxborough Reservoir and future planting on tap there, civic President Bob Turino said.

Additionally, the Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association gathers that same night with a representative from the city's 311 call center to answer residents' questions.

On Monday, the Wissahickon Neighbors Civic Association also meets at 7:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Church for its monthly meeting.

Contracted by the city, Natural Lands Trust is a landscape architectural firm that has met with the public before plan for the cosmetic and environmental future for the Upper Roxborough Reservoir.

Throughout the year, the water department has worked on a major stormwater management project that strives to alleviate the area's flood problem. PWD officials met with the civic association last month to address concerns residents had about the timetable, headaches and concerns they had.

Natural Lands Trust, which has met twice before publicly with the civic, will present its plans for the reservoir. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Roxborough Presbyterian Church.

WICA, which meets at the Northern Children's Service boardroom at 7:30 p.m., has several items on its agenda, according to Vice President Chip Roller.

Other items include discussions on code enforcement—with a boat parked on Lauriston Street an issue—funding to replace the "Wissahickon" sign on Ridge Avenue, and plans to present to SEPTA regarding the Wissahickon Station.

 

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