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PHOTOS: Center City After the Flood

A 48-inch water main near Sansom and Juniper streets burst early Tuesday morning, leaving a sizable chunk of Center City Philadelphia barren and muddy just […]

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Water Main Break Had Parts of Center City Under Water

This is a developing story and may be updated at any time. If you live or work anywhere near Sansom and Juniper streets in Philadelphia, […]

Business

Philly, It’s Time to Test Your Drinking Water

Even if you don’t live near a Sunoco drilling site, you might be interested in learning what’s in your drinking water. Philadelphia startup Tern Water has officially made their […]

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Thousands of Cockroaches Flood Philly Street

We knew Philly had a cockroach problem, but we didn’t know it was this bad. Thousands of cockroaches poured out of a manhole and swarmed a street in […]

Business

Startup of the Week: Tern Water to Tackle the Drinking Water Crisis Faucet by Faucet

Editor’s Note: We are happy to announce that Startup of the Week is back! The weekly feature showcases the inner workings of startups across Philadelphia’s […]

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That Green Slime Blooming in the Schuylkill Is Just Duckweed, Y’all

We saw some pictures floating around the social media airwaves this morning showing a long strand of green stuff floating on top of the Schuylkill […]

Property

Neighbors Weigh In on American Street’s Future

  As Philadelphia went through its industrial revolution that made it “The Workshop of the World,” one of its greatest industrial districts was the one […]

Citified

Water Department Will Update Lead-Testing Methods

The Philadelphia Water Department announced in a press release last week that it will update the way it tests for lead to comply with the […]

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Philly Water Bills Are About to Increase

The Water, Sewer and Stormwater Rate Board released its rate determination for the next two fiscal years Wednesday — and rates are going up. Water bills […]

Citified

The No-Bullshit Guide to How Philadelphia Tests for Lead in its Drinking Water

Last week, British newspaper The Guardian named Philadelphia among a list of U.S. cities that “cheat” when testing for lead in the water supply. The […]

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Here’s What You Need to Know About That Vox Report on Lead in Philadelphia

According to Centers for Disease Control and Pennsylvania Department of Health data published in Vox, 18 cities in Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia, have higher levels of lead […]

Property

Green Changes In Store for Point Breeze and East Poplar

Years from now, when all is said and done, Philadelphia will have reduced the stormwater pollution entering its rivers and streams by an estimated 85 […]

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South Philly Water Main Work Should Be Completed by November

Road work stemming from a water main break on 10th Street in late February has been going on, well, ever since. And the work has been […]

Citified

How Philly’s Plummeting Smoking Rate Could Harm Schools

1. Maybe you shouldn’t quit smoking … for the kids. (We kid, we kid.) The gist: Today, Philadelphia’s new cigarette tax is bringing in the bucks for […]

Property

Philly Water Department Calling for Developers to Go Greener

The Philadelphia Water Department has recently enacted new green infrastructure and stormwater regulations that developers must follow if they want to build anew or redevelop existing properties, […]