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4th and Hewson Large Water Main Break UPDATED

UPDATED 12:34 pm4th Street is currently closed between Norris and Berks until further notice. Seven occupied homes have been identified as having water in the basements. Cleaning companies are currently on-site pumping out these basements. Several unoccupied homes have water in the basements, and we are working with the developers to access these properties. UPDATED […]

Sign Up for Payment Assistance Before Shutoffs Start in July

Water shutoff notices will be mailed out to some PWD customers starting later this month. Customers unable to pay their water bills are urged to attend one of the upcoming Utility Fair events that make filling out paperwork and forms easier. Customers facing hardship or otherwise having trouble paying their bills may qualify for lower […]

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Public hearings on TAP-R Reconciliation Proceeding to be held March 31

The Philadelphia Water, Sewer and Storm Water Rate Board will conduct public and technical hearings in the 2022 TAP-R Reconciliation Proceeding on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. The hearings are open to the public and will be conducted remotely via Zoom. The proceedings concern the reconciliation and potential downward adjustment of Water Department […]

Public hearings on Special Rate Proceeding to be held March 23

The Philadelphia Water, Sewer and Storm Water Rate Board will conduct public hearings on the 2022 Special Rate Proceeding on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Both hearings are open to the public and will be conducted remotely via Zoom. This proceeding concerns the reconciliation and potential downward adjustment of Water […]

April 11 Hearing on Proposed Amendments to PWD Regulations

On Monday, April 11, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., the Philadelphia Water Department will hold a Public Hearing to provide an opportunity for public comment on Amendments to the Philadelphia Water Department Regulations, Chapter 4, Sections 400.2 (Ferrule Connection Pipe) and 403 (Backflow Protection). The Amendments were filed January 8, 2022 and are available to view […]

March 28 Hearing on Proposed Amendments to PWD Regulations

On Monday, March 28, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., the Philadelphia Revenue and Water Departments will hold a Public Hearing to provide an opportunity for public comment on AMENDMENTS TO THE PHILADELPHIA WATER DEPARTMENT REGULATIONS: CHAPTER 2 SECTIONS 206.1 (DEFINITIONS) AND 206.7 (EARNED FORGIVENESS). This hearing will be held virtually. The public is invited to participate.  […]

Formal Notice of 2022 Rate Proceedings Filed

On February 25, 2022, the Philadelphia Water Department filed the Formal Notice of its Special Rate Proceeding with the Philadelphia Water, Sewer and Storm Water Rate Board for reconciliation of approved FY 2023 rates and charges. The above rates and charges were previously authorized as a part of the Settlement of the 2021 general rate […]

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