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Public hearings on TAP-R Reconciliation Proceeding to be held March 31

The Philadelphia Water, Sewer and Storm Water Rate Board will conduct public and technical hearings in the 2022 TAP-R Reconciliation Proceeding on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. The hearings are open to the public and will be conducted remotely via Zoom. The proceedings concern the reconciliation and potential downward adjustment of Water Department […]

Public hearings on Special Rate Proceeding to be held March 23

The Philadelphia Water, Sewer and Storm Water Rate Board will conduct public hearings on the 2022 Special Rate Proceeding on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Both hearings are open to the public and will be conducted remotely via Zoom. This proceeding concerns the reconciliation and potential downward adjustment of Water […]

April 11 Hearing on Proposed Amendments to PWD Regulations

On Monday, April 11, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., the Philadelphia Water Department will hold a Public Hearing to provide an opportunity for public comment on Amendments to the Philadelphia Water Department Regulations, Chapter 4, Sections 400.2 (Ferrule Connection Pipe) and 403 (Backflow Protection). The Amendments were filed January 8, 2022 and are available to view […]

March 28 Hearing on Proposed Amendments to PWD Regulations

On Monday, March 28, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., the Philadelphia Revenue and Water Departments will hold a Public Hearing to provide an opportunity for public comment on AMENDMENTS TO THE PHILADELPHIA WATER DEPARTMENT REGULATIONS: CHAPTER 2 SECTIONS 206.1 (DEFINITIONS) AND 206.7 (EARNED FORGIVENESS). This hearing will be held virtually. The public is invited to participate.  […]

Formal Notice of 2022 Rate Proceedings Filed

On February 25, 2022, the Philadelphia Water Department filed the Formal Notice of its Special Rate Proceeding with the Philadelphia Water, Sewer and Storm Water Rate Board for reconciliation of approved FY 2023 rates and charges. The above rates and charges were previously authorized as a part of the Settlement of the 2021 general rate […]

City Extends Residential Shutoff Freeze to June 30

The City of Philadelphia is again extending a freeze on shutoffs for residential customers, protecting delinquent account holders from losing water services until June 30, 2022. Shutoffs for residential customers who have not paid water bills will now resume on July 1, 2022. The extension is designed to provide additional time to apply for assistance. Customers […]

Response to Main Break at 56th and Springfield

The Philadelphia Water Department is responding to a break on a large water main at the intersection of 56th Street and Springfield Avenue. Customers in the surrounding area of Southwest Philadelphia may be impacted. Impacted customers will experience reduced pressure. As the break is isolated, pressure will be restored. Read more information about water main breaks […]

Book One-on-One Help with Water, Utility Bills Now

Want to take control of your water bills? Find out if you can get lower monthly bills and what other help you may qualify for at virtual Utility Fairs hosted by PWD, Philadelphia Gas Works, and PECO. Appointments will be held on Zoom on Wednesday nights and select Saturdays in February and March. Customers can […]

Winter Temps and Main Breaks

Cold winter temperatures like those seen locally in recent weeks can stress infrastructure, and the Philadelphia Water Department is currently experiencing an increase in water main breaks and leak investigations. During winter months, we strive to increase staffing of crews that investigate and repair leaks and main breaks. Emergency crews are responding as quickly as […]

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