Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 07 to noon on Thursday, Dec. 09

COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is now available for everyone 5 and older! Get your children vaccinated today. Find a City-run vaccine clinic or partner vaccine clinic to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you have questions about vaccination, call (215) 685-5488.

Philadelphia Water Department

Providing drinking water, wastewater, and storm water services, and protecting the region’s water resources.

Philadelphia Water Department

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.


1101 Market St.
5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Email waterinfo@phila.gov

Our programs

Looking for more information?

You can find more about the Philadelphia Water Department on the City's legacy pages.


Randy E. Hayman, Esq.
Commissioner and CEO

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.