Posted on: April 17, 2017

AQUA Infrastructure Improvement Work


As part of their continuing infrastructure improvement program, Aqua Pennsylvania (Aqua) will replace the existing 6-inch cast iron water main on the following streets in West Chester Borough, Chester County:
• Price Street between South New and South Darlington streets
• Dean Street between South New and South High streets

The new 8-inch ductile iron main will increase service reliability, reduce the potential for discolored water and improve firefighting capabilities in the area. The $547,000 project is scheduled to begin the week of April 24, 2017 with the installation of 2,175 feet of 8-inch ductile iron pipe, with completion expected in July. Aqua will have an inspector on the job each day to answer your questions.

Following the installation of the new water main, there will be a period of time during which the main will be chlorinated and tested before being put into service. Activity on the job site will be limited during this phase. Once testing has been completed, we will transfer each water service and any fire hydrants onto the new main, then make the final connections on the side streets and abandon the old main. It is important to note that the trench will be covered with temporary black top at the end of each work day.  Permanent restoration will be complete in the summer of 2017.

Work hours for the project will be 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Access will be provided for emergency, mail and trash services. Residents will have access to their properties, but at times will need to enter from different directions due to changing work zones. Customers will be notified 24 hours in advance of any scheduled shutdown. However, as with any construction project, an emergency shutdown might be necessary. If so, AQUA will restore service as soon as possible.

If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact Jim Rosser, Construction Superintendent-Great Valley Division, at 610.430.0747. Should you have an emergency, including a water quality issue, please call AQUA's Customer Service Department or emergency dispatcher at 877.987.2782.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this construction while AQUA makes important improvements to the water distribution system.

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