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