City to Declare Snow Emergency in Advance of Storm

With a storm approaching the region, Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis announced that a Snow Emergency will be declared for the City of Philadelphia beginning at 12:01 am on Thursday, February 9. For citizens,
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Sewer Rates To Ensure Top-Quality Drinking Water

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) recently announced its proposal to seek rate changes, beginning October 1, 2012, to maintain the City’s top-quality water, alleviate flooding, meet regulatory requirements and improve the quality of local rivers and streams.  Even with the proposed additional rates, PWD’s water and sewer charges (more...)

Officials Break Ground On Venice Island Tank

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, joined by Congressman Chaka Fattah, City Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. and city officials, broke ground on the Venice Island underground storage tank, a $46 million, Water Department funded project that will improve water quality in the Schuylkill River. The purpose of the project is to divert water (more...)

Most Toxic City in the US

Most Toxic City in the U.S.

According to Forbes, Philadelphia is the most toxic city in all of the United States.  This ranking was mainly due to Philadelphia’s control of 50 Superfund sites.  What is a Superfund site, you might ask?  According to, a Superfund site is “a site where toxic (more...)


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