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MEDIA ALERT: The Value of Water – The Pennsylvania Story

WHAT:   Join us for this interactive discussion featuring regional and national leaders. The session will focus on the state of water infrastructure and water resources and innovative investments in Philadelphia’s water system and across the Keystone State. The conversation will cover a number of ways that water investments are moving Philadelphia and the region forward, […]


A Year Ago…

Today’s the first anniversary of the spring 2014 flood. Though we suffered extreme damage and loss, we were able to reopen the facility – with various contributions from supporters – in just about 3 months. We were able to replace resources and materials essential to our operations and implementing summer programs. Meanwhile, our staff  diligently worked outdoors (literally), […]


Urban Watershed Blog Post #1: “All of this water…somebody has to drink it.”

Those simple words were heard at the entrance to the abandoned Newkirk Mine, where a pool of water filled with oxidized iron trickled into streams heading for the Schuylkill River.  The speaker:  Bill Reichert, President, Schuylkill Headwaters Association.  His audience: 16 sixth-grade Philadelphia teachers.  The event:  a field trip to Tamaqua, Pennsylvania and the headwaters […]


2015 Walk for Water

Approximately 100 people braved the elements to support Keiyo Soy Ministries and its efforts to combat the need for clean and safe water in Northern Kenya. Below are a few photos from the 5K run/walk, which included a silent auction, and post-race reception.  


PWD Partners with Value of Water Coalition

The Philadelphia Water Department now joins the ranks of new partners with the Value of Water Coalition to educate the public on the fundamental importance of water to the economic, environmental, and community well-being of America. Full press release here.


The First of “Culture & Conversation” a Success

The first of our Culture & Conversation series was a success! More than 60 people gathered at our site as we revealed the work of local artist and environmentalist Pamela Tudor, which will be featured in our Resource Center through March 31. The piece, entitled “Lost Ice: What the Birds Saw”, focuses on climate change.


Alison Stigora Selected Artist (Art on the Circuit Update)

On Saturday, November 8, the Art on the Circuit Committee and FWW staff joined project finalists on the Schuylkill River Trail to get public feedback on prototypes of artist installations. (Click here for a full recap.) We are proud to announce that artist Alison Stigora has been chosen to participate in the next phase of […]


Love Your Park Day of Service a Success!

Fairmount Water Works was a participating site of the Love Your Park Day of Service. On Saturday, November 15, almost twenty volunteers including college students, youth groups and local residents braved the cold temperatures to help clean the Esplanade area and collect more than 30 bags of trash, leaves, twigs and recyclables. We thank all […]


Art on the Circuit Update

On Saturday, November 8, the Art on the Circuit Committee and FWW staff joined project finalists on the Schuylkill River Trail to get public feedback on prototypes of artist installations. The testing location was at mile marker 22 – just a south of Paine Park Skatepark. From about 12 noon until 3pm, more than one […]


Photos from Canoemobile 2014

More than 2,000 youth & community members from Philadelphia and surrounding areas participated in Canoemobile on October 14, 15 & 19! A few photos are below, but be sure to check out photos from across the area here.