I am writing to provide you with details on Aqua Pennsylvania’s upcoming construction work that is scheduled in your neighborhood or place of business. Aqua understands some of you are a customer of Downingtown Municipal Water Authority and we want to let you know your water service will not be affected in any way. Our water main project is designed to improve water quality to Aqua customers that are adjacent to your neighborhood. The week of September 5, 2023, Aqua Pennsylvania will begin installation of 7,200 feet of new 16-inch ductile iron water main on the following road in West Bradford and Caln Township, Chester County.
- Poorhouse Road between Marshallton Thorndale Road and Deer Drive
The $2,362,000 project is part of our continuing infrastructure improvement program that replaced more than 12 miles of aging main in Chester County in 2022 to improve service reliability for customers. The new water main will reduce the potential for main breaks, discolored water and improve water flow in the area.
Construction will generally take place weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Access will be provided for emergency, mail and trash service. Residents will have access to their properties, but at times will need to enter from different directions due to changing work zones. Following installation, the new main will be flushed, chlorinated and tested for water quality before being placed into service. During the chlorination/testing phase, activity on the job site may be limited. Once the water quality testing has been completed, we will transfer each water service and fire hydrant to the new main. When all final connections are made to mains on the side streets, the old main will be abandoned. It is important to note the trench will be covered with temporary blacktop at the end of each workday. Weather permitting, permanent restoration will take place in the fall of 2023.
We will notify customers ahead of any planned water service interruptions and will provide 24 hours advance notice for any scheduled interruption greater than 30 minutes. Aqua will have an inspector on the job each day to answer your questions.
Please refer to the accompanying door hanger for more information on what to expect as we begin our construction project in your neighborhood.
In addition to reaching our customer service staff and emergency dispatcher at the number listed on the doorhanger accompanying this letter, you may also call us with any questions regarding the project at 610.430.0747.
Construction Superintendent – Great Valley Division