Drops (of Knowledge)

Drink More Tap!

Drink More Tap bridges art with water education. Commissioning local artists, the campaign uses creativity to spread awareness about the benefits of drinking Philly tap: it’s healthy, sustainable, and affordable.

We Are Fixing Water Billing Error

As a result of an August 3, 2021 data error in our billing process, a number of water customers recently received bills showing incorrect water usage readings for the past month, and incorrect bill amounts. We are aware of the error, and apologize for the distress it may have caused customers. Customers are not responsible […]

6th and Bainbridge Water Main break

Early on the morning of July 25th, at approximately 12:30 am, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) was called to the intersection of 6th and Bainbridge for reports of a large, 30” water main break. Our crews arrived on scene at approximately 1:00 am and began the work to shut down the water main. Over the […]

2020 Drinking Water Quality Report, published in 2021

2020 Drinking Water Quality Report

This report features water quality information collected throughout 2020. You will also find information about where your water comes from, and how we protect your safety as water moves from the rivers, through our plants and pipes, and into your home.

Schedule your New Water Connection (3″ or Larger)

For connections 3″ or larger: Complete and submit a New Water Connection Request form when ready for new service (see image at right). Please anticipate a 4-6 week lead time from the date of your request to the date of installation. ▶ To schedule your connection: Complete the New Water Connection Request Form, provided, with […]

Philadelphia Water Rates Set for September 2021 Following Approval of Settlement by Independent Rate Board

Philadelphia Water Department customers will see changes in water, sewer, and stormwater rates reflected in monthly bills effective September 1, 2021. Following a more than six-month hearing process which included an extensive independent review, four online public hearings, a technical hearing, and substantial public comment opportunities, the Philadelphia Water, Sewer and Storm Water Rate Board […]

Rate Request to be Lowered Through Proposed Settlement

In January 2021, PWD filed its rate request with the Water Rate Board for $141 million, in additional revenues for Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023. As a result of their negotiation, the Public Advocate and PWD reached a proposed settlement in April 2021. If approved by the Rate Board, this change will not eliminate the need […]

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