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Waterway Arts Initiative: Germantown

The Germantown neighborhood is among the most threatened areas in Philadelphia for urban flash flooding. The 2024 Waterway Arts Initiative is a partnership seeking to foster environmental discourse, empower community resilience, and share information and resources about critical flooding issues facing Philadelphia communities.

Tours and Career Fair at Queen Lane Treatment Plant May 4

Tour a Drinking Water Treatment Plant & Learn About PWD Careers Experience what the Water Department is all about at our upcoming Open House at the Queen Lane Water Treatment Plant and join us in celebrating the beginning of Drinking Water Week, May 5-11! On Saturday, May 4th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Philadelphia Water […]

Mayor Parker Reappoints Commissioner Hayman at Philadelphia Water Department

PHILADELPHIA-Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle L. Parker announced that Randy E. Hayman, Esq. will continue to serve as Commissioner for the Philadelphia Water Department in her administration. “It is my great honor to continue to serve Philadelphia under the historic administration of our 100th mayor, Cherelle Parker,” said Commissioner Hayman. “We have made immense progress in recent […]

Philadelphia Secures Over $24M for Water Infrastructure Through Pa. American Recovery Plan Funds

For Immediate Release: January 25, 2024 Contact: Brian.Rademaekers@phila.gov | (215) 380-9327 House Majority Appropriations Chairman Jordan Harris, Mayor Cherelle Parker, State Lawmakers, and City Leaders Celebrate $25 Million in State Grant Funding to Philadelphia Water Department Funding supports three projects, with benefits for all Philadelphia residents. PHILADELPHIA –Pennsylvania House Majority Appropriations Chairman Jordan Harris joined […]

Statement on Proposed EPA Regulations for Delaware River Dissolved Oxygen

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing new dissolved oxygen water quality standards for the portion of the Delaware River in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Water Department will formally comment on the proposed regulations, which will potentially increase the cost of drinking water and other water services for Philadelphia residents. As public discussions about the […]

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