Jan 2020
Philadelphia Water Debt

City Releases Guide to Searching for Philadelphia Water Debt

By Marc Shaw

The Philadelphia Water Revenue Bureau released a guide for title searchers using Basis2, the city’s water billing system, to uncover:

  • Outstanding water balances and liens
  • Agency repair bill balances and liens
  • HELP loan balances
  • Water code enforcement judgements

The instructions are step by step, allowing title searchers to find customer accounts using property address, customer name, or Water1 number.

This is a major relief for Pennsylvania Title Insurance agencies as obtaining past due and lienable water balances has been a project in itself for many years. A PA Title Company will be able to access Water Revenue information much more efficiently now.

Find it here: Water Debt Inquiry for Title Searchers