Philadelphia Water Department

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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‘Green Streets’ Help Philadelphia Become A Green City

The City of Philadelphia is working towards greener days by implementing ‘Green Streets’ which will improve the health of waterways in Philadelphia.

03/01/2012

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Philadelphia’s Water Department To Raise Rates By More Than 6% Over Next 4 Years

An aging infrastructure and environmental regulations are being blamed for the Philadelphia Water Department’s plan to boost rates by more than six percent in each of the next four years.

02/04/2012

Traffic In NE Philadelphia Still Delayed Due To Repairs On Water Main

Traffic remains delayed in Northeast Philadelphia following a water main break early Saturday morning.

09/03/2011

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Philadelphia Water Department Sees Surge In Usage

The Philadelphia Water Department says it’s seen water usage go up every day since July started.

07/25/2011

Local Water Companies Warn Households About Pouring Grease Down The Drain

It’s lurking in the nation’s sewers, and even as close as the sewage line that runs from your house to the main. It’s called FOG — for accumulated fats, oils and grease. In Philly, it’s FROG, since the water department includes tree roots.

04/30/2011

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Philadelphia Says Radioactive Water Not Related To Japan Events

The Philadelphia Water Department is attempting to track down the source of radioactive iodine found by federal authorities in the drinking water supply drawn from the Schuylkill River.

04/12/2011

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Crews Work To Repair Water Main Break In South Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Water Department is working to repair a water main break that took place Saturday evening.

04/09/2011

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Massive Water Main Break In Southwest Philadelphia

A water main break in a Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood sent water shooting approximately 40 feet into the air early Thursday morning.

03/03/2011

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Water Main Break Floods University City Streets

There are several detours after a major water main break in West Philadelphia Friday morning. The break has closed 38th Street in University City, between Walnut Street and University Boulevard.

02/11/2011

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Expert: Excess Road Salt Can Affect Waterways

Another winter storm means more salt on the roads — salt that will ultimately wash into the area’s waterways.

01/26/2011

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Cold Weather To Blame For Water Department Woes

Louise Lorino says she complained to the Philadelphia Water Department about the constant flow of water, bubbling up from the ground at Edgemont and Ontario Streets in Port Richmond.

01/21/2011

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Philadelphia Water Department Needs ‘Spokesdogs’

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia’s looking for a couple good dogs to help raise awareness of a messy problem. There are only a few more days to sign up your pooch. The city water department is […]

11/26/2010

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