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Water Main Break Tips



    Water Main Break Tips
    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.