Philadelphia Water Department

Repair work on Third and Arch Streets after a water main break in January.
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John McDevitt
February 20, 2020 - 8:47 pm
The Philadelphia Water Department is now saying more time is needed for repair work after a water main break last month at Third and Arch streets in Old City. Detours around the intersection will remain in place through March. Read more here.
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Tap water.
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Kim Glovas
January 24, 2020 - 5:14 pm
Earlier this week, an environmental organization released a report showing PFAS in public water systems across the nation, including Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Water Department is now firing back. Read more here.
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Tap water.
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Kim Glovas
January 22, 2020 - 4:00 am
A new study found high levels of PFAS in public drinking water in dozens of American cities, including Philadelphia. Read more here.
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Officials say the break in the eight inch water main in Old City caused damage to other underground electric and telephone lines near it.
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Mark Abrams
January 15, 2020 - 5:43 pm
The Philadelphia Water Department says it will now take up to two months to complete repairs of a water main break at Third and Arch streets in Old City. Read more here.
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Old City street closures
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Shara Dae Howard
January 13, 2020 - 12:21 pm
Business owners in Old City are feeling left out in the cold as Philadelphia Water Department crews continue to repair a broken water main at Third and Arch streets. Read more here.
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A rain garden on display, made possible by the Rain Check program.
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Lauren Lipton
October 13, 2019 - 4:30 am
The Philadelphia Water Department's Rain Check may be one of the best programs you never heard of. It helps you beautify your home and the city, and help the environment.
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A water main manhole cover on pavement.
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KYW Staff
October 09, 2019 - 12:49 pm
A large water main break in Roxborough is leaving many residents without service. Read the latest here.
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Water faucet.
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Justin Udo
March 12, 2019 - 8:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A big change is coming to the way the Philadelphia Water Department is handling business. When their winter "no shut off" period ends April 1, the PWD will no longer send multiple letters to customers asking them to pay their bills. "We have begun sending shut off...
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A Water Department spokesman said one water main, maybe two, broke on Ridge Ave near Scotts Lane.
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Tim Jimenez
February 15, 2019 - 6:51 am
UPDATED: 10 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dozens of homes and businesses in East Falls are waiting to get their water turned on again as crews work to fix one of two water mains that broke just after midnight on Friday. The two breaks happened around 12:30 a.m. on Ridge Avenue, according to...
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Crews are on the scene after a sinkhole forms in Center City.
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Kim Glovas
February 05, 2019 - 6:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A street collapse in Center City a few weeks ago has been repaired, and traffic is once again moving through the area. The cave-in happened just before rush hour on Monday, Jan. 21. A huge hole, about three feet around, gaped open at the intersection of 20th and...
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