What to do if pipes freeze, and how to avoid costly repairs
Learn how we respond and what to do in water infrastructure emergencies like main breaks and frozen pipes.
Sewers work best when drains are clear! Fall leaves and litter blocking them can lead to flooding. Learn more…
Your water bill supports critical infrastructure. We do not profit from rate increases. We ask for the amount needed to cover the cost of services we must provide. On September 1st, 2023, a monthly water bill for a typical residential customer increased by 7.9%.
Join us in celebrating the Delaware River at the Delaware River Festival, September 9th, at Penn’s Landing!
Enjoy a morning of free catch-and-release fishing and friendly competition on Schuylkill Banks, Saturday, September 9th – Registration open now!
This report features water quality information collected throughout 2022. 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.
The Philadelphia Water Department is issuing a boil water advisory for parts of upper West Philadelphia.
The Philly Water Bar is a relationship-building tool and interactive platform that educates and engages the public around Philadelphia’s top-quality tap water. Find out where it will be this summer or request the Water Bar for your event!
The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) was first alerted of a chemical spill on a Delaware River tributary in Bristol Township, Bucks County, on Saturday, March 25, 2023. From March 25 through April 4, our water quality experts collected over 200 samples in response. No chemicals of concern from the Bristol Township spill were detected in any of the 200-plus samples collected by PWD and analyzed by independent, accredited laboratories, confirming that Philadelphia’s drinking water was not impacted by the chemical spill.