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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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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.”...

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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:...

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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.”...

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Come Out and Hear the Cobbs Creek Story!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015  |  Brian.R

We know that people who are aware of their local watershed and the challenges it faces—along with why that water is important—make for better stewards. They care about issues like keeping pet waste and litter out of the streets that ultimately drain into the watershed. And they know what an important role programs like Green City, Clean Waters play in protecting their watershed...

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