Philadelphia Water Department

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John McDevitt
June 14, 2019 - 3:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It’s been nearly a year after a massive Center City water main sent 15 million gallons of water into nearby streets causing extensive damage. Some streets still remain closed as crews continue to make repairs, but the good news, officials say, is that the project is...
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Dr. Robert Traver discusses the role of plants in the urban stormwater runoff research he conducts in Philadelphia.
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Mark Abrams
June 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) —A Villanova professor says public parks can and do play a major role in helping cities manage stormwater. Dr. Robert Traver, who heads Villanova's civil and environmental engineering programs, said Philadelphia's Water Department is doing well in recognizing the...
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Kevin Wright
May 10, 2019 - 7:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A sinkhole leaves a busy Center City block shutdown and a SEPTA bus going nowhere fast. At around 5 p.m. Friday the Chestnut Street roadway opened up beneath the rear wheel of SETPA’s route 42 bus. Thankfully, SEPTA says, no one was reported injured in the incident...
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Paul Kurtz
May 03, 2019 - 6:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are searching for man who robbed a Grey's Ferry woman by posing as a Philadelphia Water Department worker. Police have released surveillance video of the April 23 incident which shows a man walking along 36th and Wharton Streets casing homes and apartments...
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Water faucet.
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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Work crews continue to repair damage done by a water main break in July on Sansom Street near Juniper.
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Paul Kurtz
February 01, 2019 - 3:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Delays keep flooding in for PECO crews who are attempting to repair a water main that broke last July on Sansom Street near Juniper Street. The pipes were replaced in November, and PECO crews have since taken over. But Philadelphia Water Department spokesman John...
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Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
January 27, 2019 - 11:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Crews are still working to repair a large cave-in that happened last week at 20th and Chestnut Streets in Center City. That intersection and the surrounding streets have been closed since it happened, and officials say those closures are going to continue. There’s a...
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Pat Loeb
January 24, 2019 - 3:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's not just federal workers who won't be paid through the partial government shutdown. Contractors are being informed there's no money for them either, and the Philadelphia Water Department is among those getting the notice. The city received a form letter,...
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