Emergency Water Department Construction Starting in Elmwood Park

The Philadelphia Water Department will be starting work on project #41173 for sewer pipe restoration on the 6100 block of Elmwood Avenue (SR 3021). The project is taking place due to the sewer on the block caving in. There is a high potential for additional cave-ins. 

The Department is moving quickly on this emergency job to prevent any damage to homes or potential for additional roadway damage with possible cave-ins, or other issues related to the condition of the sewer. 

As a result of this work, the trolley service along Elmwood Ave will be suspended until this work is complete. Work will be done from Elmwood Street from 62nd to Edgewood Street. This project is estimated to take from October 2021- Winter 2022. 

Contact Info: 

  • On-site Help: Inspector: Jim Harley, 215-410-9420, Engineer: Shyam Thomas, 215-685-6350
  • Outreach Specialist: Amy Hopf at amy.hopf@phila.gov

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