The Department of Revenue urges Philadelphia residents with unpaid water bills to pay their bill or enter into a payment agreement before March 31. Beginning April 3, residents with past due bills of $75 or more and are past due for two or more billing periods, may have their water service shut-off.

To set up a payment agreement, call the Water Revenue Department at 215-686-6880 or visit the Concourse Level at MSB, 1401 JFK Blvd. The Department of Revenue/Water Revenue Bureau has expanded their hours to 7 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday. Friday hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. These hours are in effect until April 18.

Residents who need help paying their water bills may be eligible for several assistance programs. These programs include the Water Revenue Assistance Program (WRAP) and the Senior Citizen Discount.

Photo: Fairmount Water Works, taken between 1890 and 1901, Library of Congress. Began in 1812, Fairmount Water Works was the nation’s first water supply to use paddle wheels to move water.