Water Main Break Tips
People are posing as water company employees.
The Philadelphia Water Department wants you to stay safe and healthy in the event of a water main break, so they've given us these tips to share:
- Run your cold water faucets for several minutes to release air and remove debris from your water system.
- Use bathrub, laundry faucets and hose bibs when possible to flush your system, as they generally have a larger capacity and do not have aerator screens to trap debris.
- Clean faucet screens to remove debris that might clog the water fixture.