Philadelphia Water Department
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.
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.
The Philadelphia Water Department says work on the broken main will keep Verree Road closed for at least three weeks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It happened shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday at 57th Street and Wynnefield Avenue.
It was reported shortly after 5 p.m. near 63rd Street and Jefferson Avenue.
It happened around 9 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of West Sharpnack Street in West Mount Airy.
Crews from the Philadelphia Water Department were working to repair a 6-inch main at Front and Tasker Streets.
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.
Crews from the Philadelphia Water Department were working Sunday to repair a 6-inch water main in Frankford.
Homeowners sometimes need to deal with frozen pipes during cold stretches like we’re currently seeing throughout the Philadelphia area.
Engine company 66, in Roxborough, remains closed while investigators trace the source of toxic fumes that sickened some firefighters.