What we do
The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) serves over 2 million people in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, and Bucks counties. We use science and technology to assure quality water 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For nearly 200 years, our department has made sure that the City has the clean, safe water it needs.
PWD works to:
- Deliver safe water to homes and businesses.
- Protect our region’s watersheds and the natural environment.
- Maintain our sewer system so communities stay healthy.
- Manage runoff from storms to prevent pollution and flooding.
- Keep thousands of miles of pipes in good operating condition.
Basement Backup Protection ProgramProviding free plumbing upgrades to homeowners who experience water backing up through basement fixtures during wet weather.
Homeowner’s Emergency Loan Program (HELP)Helping homeowners afford repairs to water and sewer service pipes.
Mayor James Kenney appointed Philadelphia Water Department Commissioner and CEO Randy E. Hayman., Esq., in June 2019.
Hayman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. Before assuming his post in Philadelphia, Hayman was a partner at the environmental law firm of Beveridge & Diamond, headquartered in Washington, DC. He served as general counsel for 15 years at two major water utilities, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority and the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District.