A rolling collection of stories, tips, and news powered by the people of the Philadelphia Water Department.

@Philly H2O Blog


Schuylkill Action Network Wants to Hear from You

Monday, December 21, 2015  |  Brian.R

Schuylkill Action Network, SAN, is collaborative network of over 100 organizations—including federal, state, and local government partners, schools and more—all working to protect and restore the Schuylkill River watershed. Right now, they’re developing a 5-year strategic plan to improve this amazing regional treasure....

Read More →

Philadelphia Water's New Official Spokesdog: Little Pup with a Big Message

Tuesday, December 15, 2015  |  Brian.R

Shorty first became concerned about bad pet waste habits after seeing a notice from the Environmental Protection Agency that issued this warning: “Leaving pet waste on the ground increases public health risks by allowing harmful bacteria and nutrients to wash into the storm drain and eventually into local water bodies.”...

Read More →

This Weekend, A Spokesdog Shall Be Crowned

Wednesday, December 9, 2015  |  Brian.R

At long last, the next Philadelphia Water Spokesdog will be crowned this weekend in Fishtown as up to 20 top dogs—selected by an impressive 4,100 online votes this fall—compete in a pageant to prove which pooch has the best chops for fighting pet waste pollution on our streets....

Read More →

Celebrity Endorsement? Jill Scott Says It's All About Philly's Water

Wednesday, November 25, 2015  |  Brian.R

Public utilities like Philadelphia Water don't to tend to get too many celebrity endorsements, but we came pretty close yesterday when Philly icon Jill Scott appeared on the Steve Harvey Show and divulged our city’s secret to producing so many strong musical voices. According to Scott, it’s all about the water:...

Read More →

Saturday: See GSI Being Made and Contribute to Art in Hestonville

Thursday, November 19, 2015  |  Brian.R

This Saturday, volunteers will join Mural Arts, Philadelphia Water and members of the Hestonville neighborhood in West Philadelphia for a community paint day that will help artists Eurhi Jones and Michael Reali complete a new mural titled “Your Hands Shimmering on the Legs of Rain.”...

Read More →