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Water Main Break Leaves Dozens Without Water In Northeast Philadelphia

Crews from the Philadelphia Water Department were working Sunday to repair a 6-inch water main in Frankford.

01/05/2014

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Tips For Avoiding Frozen Pipes In Cold Weather

Homeowners sometimes need to deal with frozen pipes during cold stretches like we’re currently seeing throughout the Philadelphia area.

01/04/2014

(The firehouse for Engine 66, in Roxborough.  File photo by Aaron Mott, used with permission)

Roxborough Firehouse Remains Closed By Unexplained Fumes

Engine company 66, in Roxborough, remains closed while investigators trace the source of toxic fumes that sickened some firefighters.

01/02/2014

(Staffers clean out Nana's Day Care, which was flooded out by a water main break on Monday.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Cleanup Continues Near Site of Frankford Ave. Water Main Break

And there’s a lot of work left to be done.

12/26/2013

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Large Water Main Break Floods Frankford

The main broke shortly before 9:30 a.m. and the water is buckling sections of the street.

12/23/2013

(A Philadelphia Water Department employee works in the latest sink hole to open up on North Randolph Street.   Photo by Justin Udo)

Huge Sinkhole Devours Part of a Northern Liberties Street

The sinkhole nearly devoured a pickup truck and had neighbors pointing fingers at the Philadelphia Water Department.

12/05/2013

(One of four generators operating on methane generated by treated sewage by Philadelphia Water Department.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Phila. Water Department’s Biogas Electric Plant Goes On Line

The Biogas Cogeneration facility is fueled by methane, the byproduct of what gathers at the end of the trail after millions of toilets are flushed each day.

11/22/2013

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Phila. Water Dept. Clerk Guilty of Running Toner Cartridge Fraud

Calvin Duncan, 61, who was responsible for ordering and stocking ink cartridges and copier toner for the water department, has admitted he bought excess supplies with city funds, then secretly sold them to a private company at a reduced price.

08/09/2013

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Cleanup Continues After Water Main Break In Northeast Philadelphia

Chopper 3 HD was over the scene of a water main break in Northeast Philadelphia.

07/16/2013

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Water Department Workers Save Kitten In West Philadelphia

Officials say a kitten was rescued by water department workers Tuesday afternoon.

06/25/2013

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Philadelphia Man Finds Sinkhole Filled With Green Ooze

A man checking out a sinkhole in a street saw something unexpected inside — a pool of what looked like green ooze.

06/18/2013

(The Fairmount Water Works sits along the Schuylkill River, below the art museum.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center Flexes Its Mussels

They’re not much to look at and not even good eating, but it’s tough to overstate the importance of freshwater mussels.

05/10/2013

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3 On Your Side: Huge Water Bills Result From Faulty Readings

As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, thousands of customers are affected and if they don’t take action, their water service may be cut off.

05/08/2013

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Councilman Clarke Pushes For Continued Review Of Water Rates In Philadelphia

City Council President Darrell Clarke has now come out with a formal plan for independent body to rule on rate changes.

04/07/2013

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Top Resources For Emergency Preparedness In Philadelphia

The damage created by Superstorm Sandy has done nothing if not alert residents to the need to be prepared for the worst. From food storage to first aid classes, here are the top resources for emergency preparedness in the Philadelphia area.

02/01/2013

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