Water Main Breaks

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Center City Water Main Break Repairs Could Last Months

Philadelphia officials say it could take months for the city to finish replacing the 48-inch water main that burst and unleashed a flood in Center City […]

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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, […]

Citified

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 […]

Citified

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: […]

Citified

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 […]

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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 […]

City

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 […]

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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 […]