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You're Invited: Iodine-131 Panel Discussion

Tuesday, March 27, 2012  |  MFritch

Iodine-131 is a radioactive form of iodine widely used in the medical field for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease. Trace amounts are present in waterways around the world as well as in our rivers; however, the drinking water levels pose no risk to public health, and here in Philadelphia the average levels are well below EPA limits....

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See South Philly Soak It Up

Friday, March 16, 2012  |  MFritch

On March 8, our second Soak It Up! event took place at 16th and Jackson streets in South Philly. Neighbors joined city officials and PWD employees to celebrate the stormwater tree trenches that absorb runoff and make 16th Street a green street....

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Questions About the Proposed Water Rates? We Have Answers.

Thursday, March 15, 2012  |  PaulF

You know when we use the PWD logo as a graphic, things are about to get official. So here we go: The Philadelphia Water Department is seeking a rate change in order to maintain the city's top-quality water, alleviate flooding, meet regulatory requirements, and improve the quality of local rivers and streams....

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Thank You For Soaking (It Up)

Friday, March 2, 2012  |  MFritch

Yesterday's inaugural Soak It Up, Philly! event took place in New Kensington, where the Philadelphia Water Department showed off the Green Streets that are helping to improve the health of Philly's rivers and streams....

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