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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

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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

Center City Water Main Break

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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