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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.

East Park Reservoir

Philadelphia Water Department (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 site 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
Outreach to Affected Customers:
Minority, Woman and Disabled Owned Business Participation:
It is important to us that contracts place a focus on increasing opportunities for minority, women, and disabled-owned businesses enterprises (M/W/DSBEs).See the links below for information related to M/W/DSBE participation on this project.

Frankford Avenue

Philadelphia Water, through private contractor, Seravalli Inc., is performing water main replacement along several blocks of Frankford Avenue in the Fishtown section of the city. The project is expected to be completed in early 2017. The following blocks listed below are the blocks on which work will take place:
  • Frankford Ave from Venango to Hunting Park Ave.
  • Wheatsheaf Lane from Arcadia Street to Frankford Ave.
  • E. Pacific St. from Frankford Ave to Emerald St. 
When a water main is replaced:
  • Contractor is also required to replace the existing water service line between the new water main and your curb box. 
  • During normal working hours (7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) it may be necessary to close the street. 
  • Trash should be placed at the curb as regularly scheduled. 
  • The Water Department has assigned an engineer and inspector to the project who will be on-site every day. You will be able to speak to the inspector for all concerns during the project. 
  • Our engineer and inspector will ensure that the work proceeds in a safe and workmanlike manner. 
  • Should you experience any problems as a result of the work, please talk with the inspector on the job site who will be wearing clothing identifying him/her as a Water Department employee. 
  • The inspector will notify you one day in advance of any scheduled water shut-offs, of which several will be required over the course of the project. 
  • Water shut-offs typically take place in the morning hours starting at 9:00 a.m. and may last two to eight hours, depending on the complexity of the work. 
If you are unable to contact the inspector at the job site, or have any other questions, please contact Mike Schramm, Division Engineer, (215) 685-6350 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. , Monday thru Friday. Should an emergency occur, please call the Water Department hotline at (215) 685-6300. Questions can be sent to

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.


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: