Philadelphia Water Department

Construction workers
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Pat Loeb
April 28, 2020 - 3:47 pm
Philadelphia will allow most construction to restart on Friday, in keeping with the governor’s guidelines for a gradual restart of the economy. Read more here.
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Construction finishing up on Third and Arch streets.
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Andrew Kramer
April 23, 2020 - 4:00 am
For most of 2020, the intersection of Third and Arch streets has been closed off to car traffic for repair work following a water main break in early January. Read more here.
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Repair work on Third and Arch Streets after a water main break in January.
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Shara Dae Howard
March 09, 2020 - 4:27 pm
Repairs to a water main break continue into the second month along Third and Arch streets and business owners say they are feeling the financial pinch. Read more here.
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South Philly sinkhole
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Shara Dae Howard
February 28, 2020 - 6:16 pm
A sinkhole in South Philadelphia has drivers and cyclists worried and neighbors wondering just how long before the city finally makes repairs. Read more here.
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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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