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The following projects involve long-term construction and may create traffic disruptions and other impacts to communities. Not all PWD projects are represented. To report an incident or problem that needs immediate attention, please call 215-685-6300.

Ridge Avenue Water Main Replacement

Scope of PWD Work:

  • Replacement of existing water mains with a new water main in each block. Impacted list of streets below.
  • Property water service replacement
  • Fire hydrants along limits of project replacement
  • Penn DOT will resurface Ridge Ave. within the limits of the project upon PWD construction completion (see below).
  • PWD is coordinating its work with Penn DOT in order to ensure the water main work is completed prior to the street resurfacing work.

PWD Work Schedule:

  • The Project began August 11, 2014
  • Estimated construction Duration: 4 calendar months.
  • Anticipated PWD construction completion: Late October 2014

Penn DOT Work Schedule:

  • Work began August 12, 2014. 
  • Anticipated Penn DOT construction completion: December 2014.
  • Scope of Penn DOT Work:
  • Street resurfacing consisting of mill and overlay of Ridge Ave. from Northwestern St. (Philadelphia City Border with Montgomery County) to 33rd St. (approx. 7 miles total)
  • Reconstruction of handicap ramps along project limits

Streets / Blocks affected by PWD (total project)

  • Ridge Ave. from Shurs/ Walnut Lane to Manayunk Ave.
  • Jamestown St. from Henry Ave. to Magdalena Ave.
  • Magdalena St. from Jamestown St. Roxborough Ave.
  • Vicaris St. from Lauriston St. to Salaignac St.
  • Wendover St. from Henry Ave. to Magdalena St.
  • Osborn St. from Ridge Ave. to terminus (dead end)

Resources:

Business Response Program
In Partnership with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) the Business Response Program (BRB) was initiated as a short-term assistance program to help ensure that business in an area affected by PWD project is, to the extent possible, not interrupted. Please read theBRP Application for more information on eligibility.

Kemble Park and Wister Woods

In April 2014, PWD began construction work for rain gardens and underground storage basins in Wister Woods and Kemble Park in the Ogontz and Belfield neighborhoods. This project is part of PWD’s Green City, Clean Waters program, a 25-year, city-wide effort to improve water quality by building green infrastructure throughout Philadelphia.

During construction, portions of the park will be closed temporarily. The Water Department has hired a private contractor, Servalli, Inc, to complete the project. For questions about the construction work, please refer to the job announcement letter.

Notification letters were mailed to surrounding residents on January 16, 2014 and delivered to properties bordering construction on March 24, 2014. PWD participated in a community meeting with Baynton Hill Neighbors Group on March 11 and A Concerned Community Association and Belfield Area Neighborhood Association on April 17.

Kemble Park Updates:
Letters outlining road closures and next steps were hand delivered to residents on September 10. view letter

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Terrace Street Main Replacement

The Philadelphia Water Department is working to replace water mains on several blocks in the Terrace Street area of Manayunk. The work will take place block by block until completed, December 2014. Residents will receive a letter prior to start of work on their block.

The following blocks are affected:
  • Terrace St from Jamestown Ave to Roxborough Ave
  • Terrace St from Shurs Lane to Jamestown Ave
  • Terrace St from Roxborough Ave to Cotton St
  • Cotton St from Terrace St to Silverwood St
  • Silverwood St from Cotton St to Levering St
  • Shurs Lane from Terrace St to Apple St
  • Boone St from the Dead End to Roxborough Ave
  • Tower St from Cotton St to Pensdale St
  • Roxborough Ave from Boone St to Silverwood St
  • Silverwood St from Roxborough Ave to Cotton St
  • Manayunk Ave from Sumac St to Kalos St

East Park Reservoir

PWD will be embarking on a multi-year project at this site which will include the construction of new water tanks, general facility upgrades and additional sight improvements.The East Park Reservoir is an important drinking water storage facility for the City of Philadelphia. The facility provides water storage for approximately 50 percent of the Philadelphia Water Department’s customers and provides reliable water service during emergency conditions.
Key Project Facts
  • 60 million gallons of drinking water storage
  • Continued reliable water service to customers
  • Relocated access road for improved traffic safety
  • Partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
  • Partnership with Audubon Society and Outward Bound Philadelphia
  • Project Schedule: Construction- Anticipated 2014-2016
View a presentation that was delivered to area residents on January 29th and February 4th, 2014.

Duval Street Improvement

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) is beginning heavy construction in your neighborhood. The water mains located in the streets listed below have outlived their useful lifespan and must be replaced now to safeguard your water and sewer services and prevent potential leaks or breaks from flooding and damaging City streets and private property:
  • W. Johnson from Greene St. to Sherman St.
  • N. Moylan St. from W. Washington Ln. to W. Pomona St.
  • W. Pomona St. from Moylan St. to Sherman St.
  • Sherman St. from W. Washington Ln. to Johnson St.
  • W. Washington Ln. from Moylan St. to Wayne Ave.
  • N. Wayne Ave. from W. Tulpehocken St. to Washington Ln.
The Water Department has hired a private contractor, Nello Construction Co. Inc., to complete the above project. The work will proceed block by block until final completion on or about 7-24-14.

Updates: March 7, 2014
  • The Water Department has assigned an Inspector to the project who will be on-site every day. Contact the inspector with any problems.
  • The Inspector will notify you one day in advance of any scheduled water shut-offs. Several will be required over the course of the project to make connections to the new water main.
  • shut-offs typically take place in the morning hours, start at 9:00 AM and last for 2 to 8 hours, depending on the difficulty involved.
  • Read the FAQ addressing community members' concerns.

Spring Lane and Hendren Street: Proposed Project

The Philadelphia Water Department is exploring ways to relieve neighborhood flooding and sanitary sewer issues in this area of Philadelphia that is served by a private sewer.

Resources

Survey:
Understanding the nature of specific problems in neighborhoods is an important first step for the City to develop solutions. Please take the time to fill out this survey to help us better understand your flooding problem.

Fill the survey out online:
Download the survey to fill out and mail in:

Venice Island Storage Basin

The Philadelphia Water Department is constructing an underground storage basin at Venice Island between the Manayunk Canal and the Schuylkill River, between the Lock and Cotton Street bridges in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia. The basin will temporarily store diverted sanitary flow from the interceptor sewer during intense rain storms to reduce pollution in the Schuylkill River.
This multi-year project is the culmination of several years of research and community engagement to determine the best placement for the basin and the most amenable replacement of lost facilities. This project includes:
  • Demolition of existing parking and recreation facilities at Venice Island
  • Construction of underground storage basin
  • Replacement of lost parking and recreation facilities
This project is currently in Phase 3

  • In Phase 1, workers completed the demolition of the existing Recreation Center and construction of temporary parking for the Manayunk Development Corporation.
  • In Phase 2, workers completed the demolition of previous parking facilities; excavation of the area for the underground storage tank; and construction of the tank, pumping facility and roughly half of the new parking facility.
  • Phase 3 includes the construction of the Parks and Recreation facilities, i.e. the Performing Arts Center (PAC), sprayground, and additional parking. The parking will be linked with the lot constructed during Phase 2, thus unifying the site and completing the construction of the new parking facility.

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