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Septa regional rail train
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Water Main Break Near Comcast Center Delays Regional Rail

.@6abc pic.twitter.com/mwrGShOBIY — Kelsey Siano (@kelseysiano) June 2, 2016 A water main break that occurred shortly before noon today near 18th and Arch streets will cause […]

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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 […]


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 […]

Road work on South 10th Street at Tasker St.
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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 […]


The Brief: Another Water Main Broke in West Philly

1. It’s the summer of water main breaks. The gist: A 12-inch water main broke in West Philadelphia on Tuesday evening, according to 6ABC. It led to interruptions […]


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 […]


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, […]


How Philly is Trying to Fix Water Main-ia

Editor’s Note: Citified has retracted this story, which was based on a flawed assumption about water management infrastructure. Thanks to commenters William H Ross III […]

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Water Main Break Causes Flooding in Hunting Park

We just got finished telling you that water main breaks are on the rise, in the, ahem, wake of this weekend’s gusher in West Philly. Now this: […]


You’re Not Imagining It: Water Main Breaks Are On the Rise in Philly

There was another absolutely insane water main break in Philadelphia over the weekend. Ten million gallons of water poured onto the streets when an 1880s-era water transmission line […]

2009 water main break
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Philadelphia: We’re Not Alone in Water Main Breaks

Scan the headlines over the past few months and you see variations on the same headline constantly. December 10th: Day Care Evacuated After Water Main […]

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Water Main Break Floods Part of Kensington

Looks like another water main break, and another mess. CBS Philly is reporting that a nearby day care center has been evacuated.


Water Main Break Affecting Talula’s Daily and Garden

The overnight water main break at 7th and Locust Streets is affecting Talula’s Daily and Talula’s Garden. Luckily, not because of water damage but because […]


Cops: Closed Kensington Street Has Become Drug Market

A water main break last December at G and Allegheny is still causing problems for Kensington residents. NBC 10 interviewed local residents who said repairs […]


Will Huge Sewage Spill in Valley Forge Do Serious Damage?

That sinkhole in Valley Forge Park yesterday? Yeah, it resulted in 5 million gallons of sewage spilling into Valley Creek — a tributary of the […]