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Cleaner Streets = Cleaner Rivers and Creeks

Tuesday, April 19, 2016  |  Brian.R

With more than 900 projects scattered across the city, this Saturday’s Philly Spring Cleanup was the largest ever—and that’s a pretty big deal considering this volunteer-driven event has already been praised as “America’s biggest single-day urban cleanup” for years now....

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Written Comments on Rate Change Due April 18!

Thursday, April 14, 2016  |  Brian.R

The final Public Input Hearing for our proposed 2016-2017 rate increase was held at City Hall on April 7, 2016. If you were unable to attend one of the five public hearings, you can still submit comments by contacting the Philadelphia Water, Sewer, and Stormwater Rate Board, an independent board created by voters to set water rates....

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Mayor Kenney Names McCarty to Lead Philadelphia Water

Tuesday, January 5, 2016  |  Brian.R

Newly elected Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney rang in 2016 by naming Debra A. McCarty as the new Commissioner of the Philadelphia Water Department. McCarty, the first woman to hold the title of Commissioner, was serving as Deputy Commissioner and Director of Operations....

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UPDATE: More Work Expected at 13th and Locust

Tuesday, December 29, 2015  |  Brian.R

Philadelphia Water recognizes that work performed last night at that intersection caused some concern among citizens in the area. While the work being performed was not unusual, we apologize for the disturbance and any misunderstanding regarding the nature of our activities....

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Photos: Green City, Clean Waters Gets Cheers at Smith Celebration

Monday, December 28, 2015  |  SClarkJr

You might think it’d be hard for green stormwater infrastructure to get much attention when you have a star NFL player (Connor Barwin) talking about fun things like a completely renovated recreation center and the new athletic fields and basketball courts coming to Smith Playground in South Philadelphia....

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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....

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