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Water Main Breaks Closes Streets In Rittenhouse Square Shopping District

Crews from the Philadelphia Water Department fixed a water main break Sunday morning after it burst Saturday afternoon in Center City’s shopping district. But some streets are not expected to reopen until later this week.

12/08/2012

(A crew from Mississippi Power Co. prepares to replace a broken power pole and install a new transformer following Hurricane Sandy.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

Part 2: Playing Catch-Up After Each Big Storm

When a storm hits, governments and utility companies often find their preparations insufficient.

12/06/2012

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Feds Charge Ex-Philadelphia City Worker In Supply Scam

A former mailroom worker at the Philadelphia Water Department is facing federal charges in what authorities call a million-dollar scam involving printer ink and toner cartridges.

11/28/2012

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Worker Charged With Stealing $1.4 Million in Printer Supplies From Phila. Water Dept.

Officials say the investigation of mailroom clerk Calvin Duncan started with a tip from another PWD employee.

11/28/2012

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Water Rate Controversy Among Four Questions On Philadelphia Ballots

At issue: whether the water commissioner should have the final say on rate hikes.

11/05/2012

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Water Department: 3rd And Walnut To Remain Closed For Repairs To Old City Water Main

Walnut Street will be shut down from 2nd to 4th streets, and 3rd street will remain closed from Locust to Chestnut Streets.

10/16/2012

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Crews Working To Repair Water Main Break In Old City

The Philadelphia Water Department says water service is normal for everyone in Old City and Society Hill after Saturday’s massive water main break at 3rd and Walnut, but the gigantic hole created remains.

10/14/2012

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Water Restored To Residents After Water Main Break In Old City

Water has been restored to residents after a 36 inch main ruptured in the Old City section of Philadelphia Saturday afternoon.

10/13/2012

(Eastwick resident Brice Baker, testifying at a City Council hearing about flooding.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Eastwick Residents Say City of Phila. Failing To Control Flooding in Neighborhood

“Your drain’s gonna back up if the drainage system for the city does not do what it is supposed to do,” resident Brice Baker told city officials.

10/09/2012

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‘Rusty Water’ Plagues University City After Water Pipe Maintenance

The Philadelphia Water Department is advising those in the University City section of Philadelphia that their water may be affected by recent maintenance work.

10/01/2012

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Another Water Main Break, This Time In Frankford

Frankford Avenue near East Pike Street is now open after a water main break closed it Sunday morning.

08/05/2012

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Crews Repair City’s 4th Water Main Break

Crews worked to repair yet another water main break in the city Thursday evening.

08/02/2012

A 48-inch main burst Wednesday, flooding streets near Front and Tacony. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Water Department Blames Hot Weather For Recent Main Breaks

A spokeswoman says hot weather is bad for larger pipes while cold weather is tough for smaller pipes to handle.

08/02/2012

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48-Inch Water Main Break In West Kensington

Water department crews have shut down a 48-inch water transmission main that flooded the streets of a Philadelphia neighborhood early Wednesday morning.

08/01/2012

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NE Philadelphia Residents Raise Health Concerns Following Recent Sightings Of Dead Rats

Residents in the Lawndale section of Northeast Philadelphia are wondering what type of poison the city is using to kill massive rats that are turning up dead on their street.

05/18/2012

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