Philadelphia Water

While visiting my grandson in Philadelphia I’ve had time to wonder about the water that comes through the plumbing here.

Philadelphia’s water is taken from (and returned to) the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers. The  Philadelphia Water Department cleans the water before it enters the system and after it’s been used by the city residents. The average Philadelphian uses 87 gallons of water per day. The city as a whole can treat and distribute more than 540 million gallons of water each day.

The City maintains an attractive and informative interpretive center at Fairmount Waterworks, pictured below.

4 thoughts on “Philadelphia Water

  1. Love your photos and posts. Excellent blog. I hope we get to paddle together again in the future. You’re an excellent inspiration.

  2. A favorite haunt when I was a kid – when the Aquarium occupied some of the Waterworks buildings.

  3. Lyrinda,

    I’m in Philadelphia a lot these days. I think of you when I’m here because I know you’re from around here. I’d like to paddle Richardson Bay again with you again.

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