Brian Rademaekers

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 […]

Statement on Draft EPA Dissolved Oxygen Proposal

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a draft rulemaking that proposes to change dissolved oxygen standards in the Delaware River to provide protections for aquatic life, including the federally endangered Atlantic Sturgeon. The Philadelphia Water Department shares the goal of increasing protections and restoring our local genetically unique reproducing population of sturgeon. Toward this […]

Update: Large Water Main Break Closes Woodbine Ave.

November 23 Update: Woodbine Avenue is closed between 61st Street and 63rd Street until further notice due to infrastructure repairs following a main break at 62nd and Woodbine Ave.  Transit riders are advised to check the SEPTA website for any potential detours. November 22 Update: The Philadelphia Water Department responded to a water main break at […]

Free Delaware River Fest Returns to Penn’s Landing Sept. 9

For Immediate Release: August 10, 2023 Contact: Brian.Rademaekers@phila.gov Delaware River Festival Brings Free Water Fun, Science to Penn’s Landing This annual event brings people together and features a day of family-friendly fun, educational activities, and water-centered learning to the Camden and Philadelphia waterfronts. PHILADELPHIA – End summer with a splash on Saturday, Sept. 9 with […]

PWD Response to Penn Environment Sewage Statement  

Updated July 24 Penn Environment is a valued partner to PWD and was instrumental in the establishment and adoption of the Green City, Clean Waters (GCCW) program. We appreciate their continued passion for our mission to achieve clean and healthy rivers and streams.  As Penn Environment noted in their July 20 “Sewage Pollution in Philadelphia” […]

PWD Response to Penn Environment Sewage Statement – July 20

The below response from July 20 was updated July 24. We are thrilled to see an invested advocate organization that cares so much about water quality in our region. However, the Penn Environment report’s assertions do not consider the reality of implementing the current Green City, Clean Waters plan in addition to more infrastructure projects, done […]

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