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Philly Water Bar 2023

The Philly Water Bar is a relationship-building tool and interactive platform that educates and engages the public around Philadelphia’s top-quality tap water. Find out where it will be this summer or request the Water Bar for your event!

Enter the Phila. Spokesdog Contest by May 31

Philly, help us put dog poop in its proper place and promote clean waterways in our city! Show us how you #ScoopThePoop and your dog could have a chance to be the next #SpokesdogPHL for the Philadelphia Water Department. The winner and their dog will have a photo shoot at the Fairmount Water Works, and […]

PWD Contact Center experiencing technical issues

The PWD Customer Contact Center is currently experiencing technical issues which are creating longer-than-usual call wait times. Our technicians are working to fix the problem. We appreciate your patience and will respond as quickly as possible once the situation is resolved. For billing or payment issues, please email wrbhelpdesk@phila.gov. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank […]

Updated 4/26: PWD Response to Bristol Township Chemical Spill

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) was first alerted of a chemical spill on a Delaware River tributary in Bristol Township, Bucks County, on Saturday, March 25, 2023. From March 25 through April 4, our water quality experts collected over 200 samples in response. No chemicals of concern from the Bristol Township spill were detected in any of the 200-plus samples collected by PWD and analyzed by independent, accredited laboratories, confirming that Philadelphia’s drinking water was not impacted by the chemical spill.

PWD Monitoring Non-Hazardous Green Tracing Dye Spill in Montco

The Philadelphia Water Dept. is monitoring a spill of a non-hazardous green tracing dye in a Montgomery Co. tributary of Tacony Creek that was reported to the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection this morning, Friday, March 24, 2023. PWD reported the incident to the Delaware Valley Early Warning System to alert water users in the […]

Philadelphia Water Dept. Issues Statement on EPA PFAS Proposal

For Immediate Release: March 24, 2023 Contact: Brian.Rademaekers@phila.gov | (215) 380-9327 Philadelphia Water Dept. Statement on Proposed PFAS Regulations PHILADELPHIA – On March 14, 2023 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced proposed national primary drinking water regulations for certain PFAS compounds. These proposed regulations include a maximum contaminant level (MCL) of four parts per trillion […]

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