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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Press Release: State Grant Program Returns for One Month and May Offer Customers Up to $5,000 for Past-Due Water Bills

For Immediate Release: July 11, 2023 State Grant Program Returns for One Month and May Offer Customers Up to $5,000 for Past-Due Water Bills The LIHWAP grant program has reopened and will accept applications through August 11, 2023. PHILADELPHIA, PA– The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, is re-opening today, July 10, 2023, and may provide up […]

Philadelphia Water Dept. Issues Statement on EPA PFAS Proposal

For Immediate Release: March 24, 2023 Contact: | (215) 380-9327 Philadelphia Water Dept. Statement on Proposed PFAS Regulations PHILADELPHIA – On March 14, 2023 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced proposed national primary drinking water regulations for certain PFAS compounds. These proposed regulations include a maximum contaminant level (MCL) of four parts per trillion […]

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