Alerts, News, & Updates

Tours and Career Fair at Queen Lane Treatment Plant May 4

Tour a Drinking Water Treatment Plant & Learn About PWD Careers Experience what the Water Department is all about at our upcoming Open House at the Queen Lane Water Treatment Plant and join us in celebrating the beginning of Drinking Water Week, May 5-11! On Saturday, May 4th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Philadelphia Water […]

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: | (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 […]

Video: Dec. 13 Virtual Presentation on Planned Deammonification Facility

On December 13th, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) hosted 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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