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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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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

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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