Water Main Break Tips

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    Tim Graham
    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.