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(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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Water Service Restored To Fishtown Residents After Water Main Break

Philadelphia Water Department officials say service has been restored to a number of customers in Fishtown who had been left without it since early Sunday morning.

12/16/2012

(Traffic has been prohibited from turning from 16th Street onto Walnut Street since last Saturday's water main break.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Center City Retailers Eager To Get Their Street Back After Water Main Break

Foot traffic is flowing fairly smoothly near the intersection of 16th and Walnut Streets, but dump trucks and front-end loaders have yet to wrap up in the middle of the street.

12/13/2012

Crews work on the site of a water main break at 16th and Walnut Streets in Center City. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Crews Back To Work On Site Of Center City Water Main Break

A water main break that closed the 1600 block of Walnut Street, Saturday, is repaired but the street remains closed to traffic, indefinitely.

12/10/2012

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