Choose Tap (Wooder)

Can the water department convince Philadelphians that what comes out of their sinks is safe, and convenient? A year-long project is trying to do just that

By Jill Harkins

A Greener Green

The winner of the Raju Foundation Essay Contest offers a solution to help her lawn-loving neighbors to go easy on the chemicals. It’s not just about the salamander

By Hadley Ball

Reality Check: Why Aren’t We Talking About Our Water Bills?

Last week’s water main break is evidence of Philly’s infrastructure problem. But WURD’s afternoon host wonders why higher fees are again the city’s only solution

By Charles D. Ellison

The Dangers of Disruption

In a cautionary tale, a Philly entrepreneur with big dreams runs afoul of the Philadelphia Water Department

By Mark Dent

Reality Check: Will Water Bills Drown Philly’s Poor?

WURD’s afternoon host wonders if a new bill assistance program can keep the water on and cover aging system costs

By Charles D. Ellison

Do Something: Eat a Bowie Donut

Defend a free and open internet, meet your local reps, share the warmth with those who need it most, and take part in Philly Loves Bowie Week with a delicious, limited edition donut.

By Samara Ahmed

Problem Solving Must-Read: A Homeless Shelter that Gives Booze to Alcoholics

Plus: Confronting water discrimination, and why texting and driving isn't that dangerous

By Stephen St. Vincent

Problem Solving Must-Read: Real-Life Moisture Farming

Plus: Bicycle superhighways and a basic-income guarantee

By Stephen St. Vincent