Alerts, News, & Updates

COVID-19 Update: Drinking Water Is Safe, Won’t Be Shut Off

The Philadelphia Water Department is taking all necessary measures to ensure continued delivery of safe drinking water and wastewater treatment services as City officials respond to the COVID-19 emergency. We have suspended water shutoffs and are waiving fees. To avoid loss of water due to main replacement, we have also suspended new construction.  Please see […]

Drinking Water Master Plan Released

The Philadelphia Water Department recently completed its Drinking Water Master Plan. For the first time, residents can see a 25-year, $2.5 billion strategic vision for upgrading and expanding Philadelphia’s core infrastructure and protecting the top-quality water we depend on well into the next century. Read the Plan

Inspection of water main break location for S. Juniper and Sansom

All parties, their representatives, and experts interested in examining the break location should contact Brendan Reilly to schedule. The site is available for inspection on the following dates: August 17th, 18th and 20th. Brendan’s contact information is:Brendan F. ReillyWater Conveyance ChiefPhiladelphia Water Department To view project updates visit our notifications page. 

Crews Respond to Large Center City Main Break

At approximately 4 a.m., the Philadelphia Water Department was alerted to a water main break at Sansom and Juniper streets. The break occurred on a 48-inch transmission main, which supplies water to a large section of South Philadelphia and Center City. A PWD info tent will be located at 13th and Sansom streets on Thursday, […]

New Report on Philadelphia Drinking Water Quality Released

The latest Philadelphia Water Department Drinking Water Quality Report is now available online here.  Based on data collected by the department’s Bureau of Laboratory Services throughout 2017, the annual report details test results showing Philadelphia’s drinking water meets or is better than all state and federal water quality standards. In addition to viewing or downloading the 23-page report over […]

Rate Change Public Hearings Set Through May 2

Customers, elected officials, and the Water Rate Board were recently informed that we need to raise the rates charged for our services. Increased rates will ensure we have the resources needed to better maintain one of the oldest water systems in the country. As part of a rate-setting process that puts a priority on transparency, we are holding […]

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