@Philly H2O Blog


Highlights from archives documenting two centuries of water treatment & delivery in Philadelphia.

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Philly's Secret? Good Water = Good Beer

Friday, February 6, 2015  |  Brian.R

Some years ago a baker who was setting up shop down south asked me to provide a summary of everything in Philadelphia’s water. He said that Philadelphia’s water makes really good bread, and he wanted to replicate our chemistry at his distant location. Philly does have good bread and soft pretzels....

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1st Annual Mill Creek Tour

Wednesday, November 26, 2014  |  PublicRC

Mill Creek can be found on 19th century maps of Philadelphia, draining more than 4,000 acres of West Philadelphia with its main stem and tributaries....

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PWD Answers: What's on the Mysterious Island in the Middle of the Schuykill?

Tuesday, June 12, 2012  |  MFritch

The Philly Watersheds Blog would like to take a siesta from the incessant posting of spokesdog photos to direct your attention toward a recent post on City Paper's Naked City blog. Writer Isaiah Thompson asks PWD's Chris Crockett and Adam Levine: What's the story behind the little island in the middle of the Schuylkill?...

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