Drinking Water

Our dedicated professionals operate three drinking water facilities, which treat an average of more than 300 million gallons of water a day, ensuring residents and businesses have reliable access to clean, safe drinking water.

Lead and Drinking Water

In Philadelphia, the drinking water delivered to your home meets or exceeds state and federal water quality standards. When high lead levels are found in tap water, the lead comes from plumbing on the customer’s property. Customers should check their homes for lead plumbing. If a lead service line or other lead plumbing is found, […]

Main Breaks

Under our feet are thousands of miles of pipe that bring water to our homes. Philadelphia is an old city, so we manage old infrastructure; some of our water mains were first installed in the 1800s. PWD inspects and maintains 3,200 miles of shared water mains and relies on building owners for maintenance of their […]

Sourcewater Issues

The quality of our drinking water is directly linked to the quality of our source water – the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers.

Drinking Water

Water Quality Providing a safe and abundant supply of water is our commitment to all of our customers, both large and small. View the latest Drinking Water Quality Report Learn more about drinking water quality in Philadelphia → Sourcewater Issues Learn about things happening in Philadelphia’s watersheds that raise concerns and pose challenges to the protection […]

Drinking Water Quality

The Philadelphia Water Department works around the clock to make sure that safe, high-quality drinking water is always on tap. Providing a safe and abundant supply of water is our commitment to all of our customers, both large and small.

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