Philadelphia Water Supports Water Affordability Legislation
Nov 20, 2015
City Council passed legislation on November 19 that will begin the process of creating income-based billing and debt-forgiveness options for low-income customers.
Philadelphia Water supports this measure and is working to ensure a fair and effective billing system for all customers. Read more about our role in the process.
FAQ: Comments on the Proposed Elcon Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility
Nov 04, 2015
Philadelphia Water submitted a routine comment letter
to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) on October 14, 2015 regarding a hazardous material recycling facility proposed for a location approximately 15 miles upstream from our Baxter Drinking Water Treatment Plant on the Delaware River. Due to the sensitive nature of this proposed industrial development, the comment letter has attracted public attention.
Philadelphia Water’s role in the public comment process is to provide PADEP and other regulators with information regarding potential risks to drinking water sources, which in this example included a worst-case scenario. It is the role of PADEP and other regulators to interpret that information when deciding on permit applications.
This discussion is intended to add context to Philadelphia Water comments in the form of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
we have received. Read the FAQ
Participate in Philadelphia Water’s Recruitment Information Sessions for Engineers and Scientists (P.W. R.I.S.E.S.)
Oct 24, 2015
Are you a graduating college senior majoring in engineering or science? Join us as a panel of Philadelphia Water managers describe job specifications for open Philadelphia Water college graduate level engineer and scientist positions. Q&A session will follow. Learn More
Philadelphia Water’s Staffing & Recruitment Office is hosting P.W. R.I.S.E.S. to:
• inform local, engineer and scientist college seniors of the benefits of working for P.W. in engineer and scientist positions
• inform students of P.W. entry-level engineer and scientist positions open for application October 12 – November 6, 2015 via the City of Philadelphia’s Job Opportunities website (https://phila.peopleadmin.com/postings/search)
• inform students how to apply for these engineer and scientist positions through the City of Philadelphia’s Civil Service Hiring Process. Learn More
When: Friday, October 30, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Aramark Tower, 1101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, 11th Floor Conference Room
* R.S.V.P. email to RecruitPW@phila.gov. Please include your resume in your R.S.V.P. email for manager and panel review before this event.
Reusable Bottle Filling Stations are Coming
Oct 24, 2015
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Mayor Michael Nutter joined partners in announcing a new network of water bottle filling stations that will stretch along Kelly Drive from East Falls to Boathouse Row, providing convenient access to free drinking water on one of the region’s most popular recreational trails.
"Bottled water costs consumers many times more than public drinking water, and it’s also taking a toll on the environment through pervasive litter and a troubling carbon footprint resulting from the production, transportation and refrigeration of disposable plastic bottles," said Philadelphia Water Commissioner Howard Neukrug. "This initiative makes it easy for Philadelphia to drop the bad bottled water habit and make the smart choice for their wallets and our planet." Read more
October Green City, Clean Waters Newsletter
Oct 07, 2015
Imagine a Day Without Water
Oct 06, 2015
Philadelphia Water announced its participation in the national advocacy and educational event, Imagine a Day Without Water. Across the country, organizations, elected officials, corporations, environmental advocates, and more are joining together to educate people about how water is essential, the challenges facing water and wastewater systems, and the need for investment. Almost all of Philadelphia’s City Council members have signed a Resolution to be sent to Congress, and Water Commissioner Howard Neukrug and former Philadelphia Mayor and Building America’s Future Co-Chair Edward G. Rendell have penned an op-ed to bring the need for federal water infrastructure investment to the forefront. Read the entire press release
For more information about Imagine a Day Without Water
, visit http://imagineadaywithoutwater.org/
September Take Part! Newsletter Released
Sep 14, 2015
Philadelphia Water releases the September 2015 Issue of the Take Part! e-newsletter to connect potential contractors to the City's procurement system and contracting opportunities for business diversity. This edition features Philadelphia's Minority Development Week theme, PHL Center Stage: "Building a Legacy of Opportunity". See the full issue here: Take Part! September 2015
Vote for the 2015 Spokesdog!
Aug 06, 2015
We received over two dozen nominations for the next Philadelphia Water Spokesdog . And while we personally think all these cute pooches would be great ambassadors in the campaign to spread awareness about the impact of pet waste on our waterways, it's up to you to vote in the champ. Check out all of the profiles and help us choose
the 20 finalists that will compete for the crown. Read more
about the competition!
Art Enhances Infrastructure in Manayunk
May 14, 2015
Philadelphia Water has been working with Philadelphia Mural Arts to create Waterways
, a temporary street art installation highlighting the importance of a healthy Schuylkill River and our recent stormwater management improvements at the Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center. The 50-plus colorful, unique vinyl "steppingstones" that make up Waterways
stretch over 10 blocks and lead viewers from Pretzel Park in central Manayunk down Main Street and to Venice Island, which sits between the Manayunk Canal and the Schuylkill River. Read more
and how Philadelphia Water uses art to connect citizens to water infrastructure.
New Bill Design
May 06, 2015
We've updated our bill design. What makes it better?
Have a look at the new design.
- Easy-to-read format
- Updated usage graph
- Clearer statement of charges and account status
- Updated message section for important communications
Early Warning System Getting Praise from High Places
May 06, 2015
Philadelphia Water has been recognized by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for our contribution to the conservation of the state's natural resources through the development of the Delaware Valley Early Warning System (EWS). EWS is a web-based notification system to provide advanced warning of surface water quality or flooding events in the Schuylkill and Delaware River watersheds. Learn more about protecting our water at the Watershed's Blog.Philadelphia Water has been recognized by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for our contribution to the conservation of the state's natural resources through the development of the Delaware Valley Early Warning System (EWS). EWS is a web-based notification system to provide advanced warning of surface water quality or flooding events in the Schuylkill and Delaware River watersheds. Learn more about protecting our water at the Watershed's Blog
Earth Day Ribbon Cutting at Nebinger School
Apr 16, 2015
Philadelphia Water and our many partners are celebrating a national model for stormwater management and educational programming at George W. Nebinger School, Wednesday, April 22. Attending officials include Mayor Michael Nutter, US EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin, Councilman Mark Squilla, School District of Philadelphia Superintendent, Dr. William R. Hite Jr., Partnership for the Delaware Estuary Executive Director Jennifer Adkins, and Water Commissioner Howard Neukrug. Read more about the Nebinger project at our Watersheds Blog
Avoid Water Shut-offs April 1
Mar 14, 2015
During the winter, we keep your water on even if you don’t pay, but on April 1, we will start to shut off water for those with unpaid bills. Unfortunately, you could end up with an unmanageable water bill! The Water Department and Water Revenue Bureau have several ways we can help, but don’t wait till it’s too late! View our fact sheet
or watch this short video
to see how you can keep your water flowing.
January 2015 Take Part Newsletter Released
Jan 07, 2015
The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) has released the January 2015 Issue of Take Part
!, the e-newsletter to connect potential contractors to the City's procurement system and contracting opportunities for business diversity. PWD is committed to small, local, and disadvantaged businesses to be included on their contracts. An important part of that commitment includes providing timely and relevant resources to contractors.
In each issue, you will find helpful information on a variety of topics as well as updates on PWD projects and resource partners' events. You can also visit Doing Business with PWD
to view prior releases of newsletter issues, contracting opportunities and procurement information.
City of Philadelphia Receives EPA Leadership Award
Dec 17, 2014
The City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has announced that it has received a 2014 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The annual awards recognize the country’s leading green power users for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market. EPA will presentPhiladelphia with the award at an event held in conjunction with the 2014 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in Sacramento, California on December 3, 2014. Read the full press release
PWD and PIDC Award $8.25 Million in Stormwater Grants
Dec 17, 2014
The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) have awarded $8.25 million in grants to promote green stormwater management practices in a highly competitive selection process. Launched in January 2012, the Stormwater Management Incentives Program (SMIP) grant program is designed to be a catalyst for transforming large, commercial impervious properties that generate high volumes of stormwater runoff and burden the City’s sewer system and waterways into properties that build and maintain green stormwater management practices. This past July, PWD announced the launch of its newest grant program, the Greened Acre Retrofit Program (GARP), to complement SMIP and provide even greater opportunity for green stormwater developers to get involved in the City’s greening efforts. Read the full press release
PWD Names Inaugural Stormwater Pioneer
Nov 19, 2014
Philadelphia has honored third-generation small business owners Mark and Joe Jaconski as innovators in stormwater management. The Philadelphia Water Department names Stanley’s True Value Hardware—a 66-year-old-business with deep roots in Roxborough—as the first Stormwater Pioneer
for innovation in reducing stormwater runoff. The brothers’ new store protects the environment for future generations with a beautiful rain garden and underground basins. Business has doubled and neighbors are greening their properties. Learn more about our Stormwater Pioneers
September 2014 Take Part Newlsetter Released
Sep 27, 2014
The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) has released the September 2014 Issue
of Take Part!, the e-newsletter to connect potential contractors to the City's procurement system and contracting opportunities for business diversity.
In this issue
, PWD is honored to be an official partner of the 30th Anniversary Minority Enterprise Development Week (MEDWeek) and is featuring the week long celebration with event highlights and upcoming business opportunities. PWD is committed to small, local, and disadvantaged businesses to be included on their contracts. An important part of that commitment includes providing timely and relevant resources to contractors.
In each issue, you will find helpful information on a variety of topics as well as updates on PWD projects and resource partners' events.
You can also visit Doing Business with PWD
to view prior releases of newsletter issues, contracting opportunities and procurement information.
Recruitment Information Sessions September 29, 30 and October 1
Sep 19, 2014
The Philadelphia Water Department’s Staffing & Recruitment Office is hosting P.W.D. R.I.S.E.S. to:
- inform local, engineer and scientist college seniors of the benefits of working for PWD in engineer and scientist positions,
- inform students of PWD entry-level engineer and scientist positions open for application in 2014-15,
- inform students how to apply for these engineer and scientist positions through the City of Philadelphia’s civil service hiring process.
Join us as a panel of PWD managers describe job specifications for open, PWD
college graduate level engineer and scientist positions. Q&A session to follow.
- When: Option 1: Sept. 29th 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Option 2: Sept. 30th 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Option 3: Oct. 1st 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
- Where: 1101 Market Street – Aramark Tower
11th Floor Conference Room
Philadelphia, PA 19107
R.S.V.P. email RecruitPWD@phila.gov to confirm your attendance
at one of our three upcoming P.W.D. R.I.S.E.S. events.
Construction Seminar September 30
Sep 04, 2014
The Philadelphia Water Department will be hosting the third in a series of construction seminars on September 30 from 8:30am to 10:30am at the department’s Fox Street headquarters at Fox and Abbottsford Road in the East Falls section of the city. view invitation
The seminars are designed to provide important information to contractors about the department’s green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) contracts. Over the next two decades, PWD will be bidding over $2 billion in construction projects to meet the city’s ambitious Green City, Clean Waters goals. Our contractors are essential partners. The seminars are “highly recommended” to all contractors that bid on GSI projects. The targeted audience for the seminars is the contractor foreman, superintendent and/or owner.
Meeting Date: Tuesday, September 30th 8:30am - 10:30am
Meeting Location: PWD Fox Street Facility (Fox & Abbottsford Road - East Falls)
Parking is available along Fox Street.
RSVP for this event! Contact Janira Barroso at firstname.lastname@example.org