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. The proposed new rates, phased in over a four-year period, will fund measures to help protect residents from stormwater flooding and to reduce water main leaks and breaks that can damage property. If approved, increases will take effect in October 2012. Visit our Rates page for more information, fact sheets and FAQs about the rate change.

Some quick facts:

  • The Philadelphia Water Department has some of the lowest rates in the region for water, wastewater and stormwater services, even with the proposed rate revisions.
  • PWD is constantly seeking ways to save money and reduce costs. At our water treatment plants, a solar array and a forthcoming biogas co-generation project will help reduce energy costs.