Philadelphia Water Department Green Streets Projects

posted Jan 31, 2013, 11:32 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 31, 2013, 11:34 AM ]

PHILADELPHIA, PA (RIGHT-OF-WAY SURVEY) - The Philadelphia Water Department is continuously exploring innovative ways to implement green infrastructure tools.  The purpose of these capital projects are to help PWD achieve its goals of reducing localized flooding, reducing combined sewer overflows, and improving water quality while also improving the quality of life of residents.  Rodriguez Consulting, LLC (Rodriguez) provided Right-of-Way Surveying & Mapping services to various engineering firms working on Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) green infrastructure projects.  

Field Survey – Rodriguez performed feld surveys of the project sites and prepared existing conditions plans per PWD standards.

Control Survey Established vertical and horizontal control using GPS. Vertical control tied to Philadelphia District Standard.

Topo Survey – In addition to performing topo surveys as per PWD standards, crews collected additional details for the green streets projects such as: street centerlines (20-ft intervals), top and bottom of curb near stormwater inlets (5-ft intervals), and ground elevations within the sidewalk and adjacent to inlets.

Utility Survey – Obtained rim and pipe inverts for stormwater inlets

Base Map Preparation – Rodriguez prepared CAD base plans of the project areas based on the PWD Water & Sewer Design Manual Standards.


  • GPS Data Collection
  • Topographic and Utility Survey
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D


  • Various neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia