Brian Rademaekers

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: | (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 […]

Clean Water Act at 50: Celebrate and Take Action in Philly

We’re commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which was passed in October 1972. This monumental piece of legislation and the burst of federal support for water infrastructure that followed revived polluted waterways across the United States – especially here in Philadelphia.  Follow along as we honor this milestone with history, events, and […]

Update: Large Water Outage in Pennypack Woods Addressed

9:00 a.m. UPDATE: The Philadelphia Water Department is aware of a widespread water outage affecting the Pennypack Woods development. We currently have crews working to identify the issue and restore water as soon as possible. We will provide an update once water has been restored.  We apologize for the service disruption. 3 p.m. UPDATE: Crews […]

Door-to-Door Water Sampling Requests Not Water Dept. Employees

The Philadelphia Water Department has received calls from residents in the Kensington neighborhood reporting notes left on doors requesting access to homes to sample tap water. This activity is not associated with the Philadelphia Water Department and customers do not have to grant access. The Philadelphia Water Department will not request access to homes for […]

Water Will Not Be Shutoff While Heat Health Emergency In Effect

Residential water shutoffs for delinquency were scheduled to resume on July 20, 2022. However, in following with the City of Philadelphia’s public health policies regarding heat emergencies, these water shutoffs will be delayed in anticipation of a Heat Health Emergency being in effect starting Thursday, July 21. Shutoffs will resume after the emergency declaration is […]

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