Alerts, News, & Updates

Virtual Presentation for Planned Deammonification Facility Set for Dec. 13

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) will host a virtual public presentation highlighting a planned facility adjacent to the existing Southwest Philadelphia Water Pollution Control Plant that will help improve water quality in the Delaware River.  Project background:  As part of efforts to reduce the amount of ammonia discharged to the Delaware River, PWD is proposing […]

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 […]

Unpaid water bills? Don’t wait to be referred to a collection agency

To aid with financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Water Revenue Bureau (WRB) suspended all collection and other enforcement measures for overdue account balances. The Department also stopped all penalties and late fees for water bills. However, these temporary measures have expired, and we’ve resumed enforcement efforts, including referring delinquent residential accounts to collection […]

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

For Immediate Release: August 10, 2023 Contact: 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” […]

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