Philadelphia Water Department
A water main break that closed the 1600 block of Walnut Street, Saturday, is repaired but the street remains closed to traffic, indefinitely.
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.
When a storm hits, governments and utility companies often find their preparations insufficient.
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.
Officials say the investigation of mailroom clerk Calvin Duncan started with a tip from another PWD employee.
At issue: whether the water commissioner should have the final say on rate hikes.
Walnut Street will be shut down from 2nd to 4th streets, and 3rd street will remain closed from Locust to Chestnut Streets.
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.
Water has been restored to residents after a 36 inch main ruptured in the Old City section of Philadelphia Saturday afternoon.
“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.
The Philadelphia Water Department is advising those in the University City section of Philadelphia that their water may be affected by recent maintenance work.
Frankford Avenue near East Pike Street is now open after a water main break closed it Sunday morning.
Crews worked to repair yet another water main break in the city Thursday evening.
A spokeswoman says hot weather is bad for larger pipes while cold weather is tough for smaller pipes to handle.
Water department crews have shut down a 48-inch water transmission main that flooded the streets of a Philadelphia neighborhood early Wednesday morning.