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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

Delaware River. (credit: Chelsea Karnash)

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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Gamechanger: Jerome Shabazz

In 2006, this former Philadelphia Water Department employee helped to transform a trash-strewn lot on Lancaster Avenue into the urban oasis which is home to the Overbrook Art and Environmental Education Center.

02/05/2014

Water main break in Northeast Philadelphia on February 4, 2014. (credit: Jenn Bernstein)

UPDATE: Crews Repair Massive Water Main Break Along The Roosevelt Boulevard

The southbound outer lanes of the Roosevelt Boulevard between Harbison and Tyson Avenues were shut down for several hours Tuesday morning after a water main break.

02/04/2014

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Water Main Break Floods Intersection In Wynnefield

It happened shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday at 57th Street and Wynnefield Avenue.

01/29/2014

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Water Main Break Snarls Traffic In Overbrook

It was reported shortly after 5 p.m. near 63rd Street and Jefferson Avenue.

01/27/2014

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Crews Work To Repair Water Main Break In Northwest Philadelphia

It happened around 9 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of West Sharpnack Street in West Mount Airy.

01/12/2014

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Water Main Break Leaves Dozens Without Service In South Philadelphia

Crews from the Philadelphia Water Department were working to repair a 6-inch main at Front and Tasker Streets.

01/11/2014

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Water Main Break Leads To Flooding At East Falls Shopping Center

Crews from the Philadelphia Water Department were working to repair the 48 inch water main that burst early Saturday morning at Baker’s Centre in East Falls.

01/11/2014

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