Water Main Break
It took more than two years and the intervention of a judge for residents affected by the 2012 water main break to receive damages from the city. But because the city’s liability is capped at $500,000 under state law, the homeowners ended up being compensated for only about two thirds of their damages.
Philadelphia Water Department crews are on the scene of a water main break near near 7th and Locust Streets in Center City.
A water main break in Kennett Square, Chester County had residents and businesses there without water Sunday.
It happened around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lardner and Farnsworth Streets in Mayfair.
A water main break in South Philadelphia early Friday morning damaged at least one home and created a traffic headache.
The 36-inch main broke just before midnight Saturday along Master Street near 27th Street, causing a gaping hole in the road and damaging two properties.
“Peco management should be ashamed,” said resident Marla Rosenberg. Peco filed a loss claim for $750,000. The city’s total liability is capped at $500,000.
The Philadelphia Water Department says work on the broken main will keep Verree Road closed for at least three weeks.
The Philadelphia Water Department has finished repairs on a broken water main and street damage that occurred at Frankford and Torresdale Avenues back on December 23, 201
The University says campus water service will remain shut off in certain areas while repairs take place, and service will be restored as soon as possible.
Evacuated residents are being asked to report to the PAL Center at 3000 Belgrade Avenue.
The southbound outer lanes of the Roosevelt Boulevard between Harbison and Tyson Avenues were shut down for several hours Tuesday morning after a water main break.
It happened shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday at 57th Street and Wynnefield Avenue.
It was reported shortly after 5 p.m. near 63rd Street and Jefferson Avenue.
Police say a trash truck ended up inside a sinkhole that was created by a water main break in a Philadelphia neighborhood Monday.