Brian Rademaekers

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 […]

Press Release: State Grant Program Returns for One Month and May Offer Customers Up to $5,000 for Past-Due Water Bills

For Immediate Release: July 11, 2023 State Grant Program Returns for One Month and May Offer Customers Up to $5,000 for Past-Due Water Bills The LIHWAP grant program has reopened and will accept applications through August 11, 2023. PHILADELPHIA, PA– The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, is re-opening today, July 10, 2023, and may provide up […]

UPDATED Water Dept. Investigating West. Phila. Water Outages

UPDATE: The Philadelphia Water Department has issued a boiled water notice for areas impacted by the outage. Please read here. We are aware of reports of widespread water outages in parts of West Philadelphia. We are working to restore water as quickly as possible. Our emergency line is currently experiencing high call volume. Updates will […]

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 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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