South Philly water main and sewer replacement work

Last month we reported that the Water Department is seeking a rate increase to fund expedited repairs to the City’s aging water mains and sewers. On May 25th, in a piece aptly titled “Residents wait wearily as Water Dept. takes months to replace sewers and mains,” Plan Philly’s Jim Saska

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Public meetings about proposed water rate increase

Philadelphia has one of the oldest water systems in the country. Some of the oldest parts of the system lie buried beneath the streets of South Philly. To help expedite the replacement of these aging water and sewer mains, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) is seeking a rate increase. A

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Two new PWD rain gardens are coming to Point Breeze

Green City, Clean Waters has been bringing green infrastructure improvements to the city, with new rain gardens in the form of planters and trenches with trees, along with some less-visible improvements below-ground. The city’s plan is for the program is to triple in size by 2021 to keep making Philadelphia a

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Meeting for Guerin Rec Center shows neighborhood split over green space

UPDATE: According to the Newbold Civic Association, 84% of the comment cards submitted at the meeting were in favor of the green space. As we told you last week, the plans for the green space in the parking lot of Guerin Recreation Center at 2201 S. 16th St. have been a

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Community meeting to be held for 10th and Tasker sinkhole and water main repair

For months now, 10th and Tasker has been shut down due to a sinkhole and water main break. In addition to the road being closed for months, neighbors have been experiencing other problems with water pressure in their homes. Since this is a problem for so many residents, a community

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More problems arise surrounding the 10th Street sinkhole

10th Street between Tasker and Morris has been closed for a while now due to a sinkhole and water main leak. According to a letter sent to Councilman Squilla’s office from the Water Department, this section of the street will remain closed for another three to four months, in addition to

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