Construction Notifications

The Philadelphia Water Department will resume construction at approved project worksites this week, following Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement that construction activities across the state will be allowed to resume on May 1, 2020.

Our worksites will be run with your health and safety as its priority. Our teams are utilizing protective equipment, sanitizing procedures and social distancing. PWD is committed to ensuring a safe workplace for all PWD employees and protecting their health.

To report construction‑related incidents or issues requiring immediate attention, please call 215‑685‑6300.
The following projects have been approved to resume construction:
19122 / 19133#50175 – American Street Corridor Improvements
19130#50212 – Fairmount Avenue Greening
19135#50167 – Wissinoming Park
19145#50129 – Girard Park & Warriner Post Park
19152#50148 – Elmwood Medians
19143#50162 – Cedar Park 1
19128#41110 – Krams Avenue
19132#20511 – Bambrey Street
19133#20480 – Somerset Street
19136#20238 – State Road
19144#41053 – Harvey Street

Major Ongoing Work

The following projects involve long-term construction and may create traffic disruptions and other impacts to communities. Not all PWD projects are represented.

East Park Reservoir

Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) will be embarking on a multi-year project at this site which will include the construction of new water tanks, general facility upgrades and additional site improvements. The East Park Reservoir is an important drinking water storage facility for the City of Philadelphia. The facility provides water storage for approximately 50 percent of the Philadelphia Water Department’s customers and provides reliable water service during emergency conditions.

Key Project Facts

  • 60 million gallons of drinking water storage
  • Continued reliable water service to customers
  • Relocated access road for improved traffic safety
  • Partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
  • Partnership with Audubon Society and Outward Bound Philadelphia
  • Project Schedule: Construction- Anticipated 2014-2016

Outreach to Affected Customers

Minority, Woman and Disabled Owner Business Participation

It is important to us that contracts place a focus on increasing opportunities for minority, women, and disabled-owned businesses enterprises (M/W/DSBEs). See the links below for information related to M/W/DSBE participation on this project.