Philadelphia Water Department

(The blue pathway, made of permeable paving material, and the mulched garden are designed to absorb rainwater.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

A South Philadelphia Elementary School Gets Rainwater Management System

Part of the asphalt playground at the Nebinger Elementary School has been transformed into a rain garden.

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Crews Work To Repair Water Main Break In Germantown

The 11-inch main broke around 2 p.m. Friday at Chew Street and Washington Lane.

02/27/2015

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Water Main Break Forces Dozens From Their Homes In Port Richmond

It happened shortly after 9 a.m. along the 3000 block of Tulip Street.

02/21/2015

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Crews Work To Repair Water Main Break In Kensington

The 12-inch break happened just before 2 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Girard and Montgomery Avenues.

02/01/2015

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PWD: Water Restored At Loews Hotel After Water Main Break

Officials say water is back at the Loews Hotel in Center City after it was lost for hours following a water main break Saturday night.

01/17/2015

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Crews Work To Repair Water Main Break In Wynnefield

The 20-inch main broke Monday night on 57th Street between Wynnefield Avenue and Cardinal Street.

01/12/2015

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Crews Work To Repair Water Main Break In South Philadelphia

The 12-inch main broke around 12:45 a.m. Monday at 19th and Federal Streets in the city’s Point Breeze neighborhood.

01/12/2015

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Youth Football Team Cuts Ribbon On New Field In North Philadelphia

The Pop Warner Pee Wee champion Blackhawks dedicated their new football field in North Philadelphia Monday afternoon.

12/02/2014

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Crews Work To Repair Water Main Break In Center City

Philadelphia Water Department crews are on the scene of a water main break near near 7th and Locust Streets in Center City.

09/17/2014

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Study Turns Portion Of The Delaware River Green

“The purpose of the dye study is so that we can understand how pollution would move throughout different parts of the river under different conditions,” said Dr. Chris Crocket of the Philadelphia Water Department.

08/05/2014

Mayor Michael Nutter and U.S. EPA Regional Water Director Jon Capacasa christen the new Water Department parking lot to show how water seeps right through it. (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

New Paving Project Will Help Philadelphia Manage Stormwater

Water Commissioner Howard Neukrug couldn’t wait to show off the permeability of the fancy materials used in the parking lot at the Southwest water treatment plant.

07/22/2014

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Crews Work To Repair Broken Water Main In North Philadelphia

The 36-inch main broke just before midnight Saturday along Master Street near 27th Street, causing a gaping hole in the road and damaging two properties.

06/08/2014

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Major Northeast Phila. Intersection Closed By Water Main Break

The Philadelphia Water Department says work on the broken main will keep Verree Road closed for at least three weeks.

05/19/2014

The winning design will be used on new manholes placed all across the city, and to help identify green infrastructure tools.  (Credit: Dan Wing/KYW)

Art Student Wins Competition For Philadelphia’s New Manhole Covers

The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and the Philadelphia Water Department announced the winner of the city’s first “Medallion and Manhole Cover Competition” on Friday afternoon. The winning design will be used on new manholes placed all across the city, and to help identify green infrastructure tools.

05/02/2014

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City Officials: Pay Your Water Bill Or Risk Shut Off

According to a release from the City, the end of the winter moratorium for shut-offs is March 31st. Beginning April 1st, those with past due bills of $75 or more and are past due two or more billing periods may have their water turned off.

03/13/2014

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