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
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
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
The Dangers of Disruption
In a cautionary tale, a Philly entrepreneur with big dreams runs afoul of the Philadelphia Water Department
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
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.
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
Problem Solving Must-Read: Real-Life Moisture Farming
Plus: Bicycle superhighways and a basic-income guarantee