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CHESTER WATER AUTHORITY REPRESENTS PENNSYLVANIA IN NATIONAL WATER TASTE TEST

Chester, PA - July 31, 2015: The Chester Water Authority (CWA) was a recent participant in a national water taste test held at the American Water Works Association's (AWWA) national convention in Anaheim, California. Now in its 11th year, AWWA's "Best of the Best" Tap Water Taste Test gave participants from across the country and from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico an opportunity to showcase the high quality of drinking water that they provide to their customers. Although CWA did not win this competition, we were proud to be nominated as the Pennsylvania representative. Congratulations to the Big Sky County Water and Sewer District from Big Sky, Montana for claiming the "Best of the Best" award. View the Press Release

CHESTER WATER AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES HYDRANT FLUSHING SCHEDULE FOR AUGUST 2015

Chester, PA - July 31, 2015: The Chester Water Authority (CWA) will be conducting routine maintenance on our water distribution system. CWA personnel will be flushing the water system by opening fire hydrants within our service territory. Please note that all hydrant flushing will be performed during nighttime hours so as to provide minimal disruption to our valued customers. Please note that all personnel conducting this work will be in CWA uniforms and company marked vehicles. View the Press Release

CHESTER WATER AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES HYDRANT FLUSHING SCHEDULE FOR JULY 2015

Chester, PA - July 8, 2015: The Chester Water Authority (CWA) will be conducting routine maintenance on our water distribution system. CWA personnel will be flushing the water system by opening fire hydrants within our service territory. Please note that all hydrant flushing will be performed during nighttime hours so as to provide minimal disruption to our valued customers. Please note that all personnel conducting this work will be in CWA uniforms and company marked vehicles. View the Press Release

Chester Water Authority to Hold Public Meeting on its Source Water Protection Plan on July 14, 2015

Chester, PA - The Chester Water Authority (CWA) draws its raw water from the Octoraro Reservoir and the Susquehanna River and treats it at the Octoraro Treatment Plant to provide safe, clean drinking water to our customers. In an effort to protect its drinking water, CWA is working with the Commonwealth's Department of Environmental Protection to develop a Source Water Protection Plan. The goal of the Source Water Protection Plan, a voluntary program, is to better protect the groundwater and surface water within the watershed to help ensure the highest quality of water for our customers for decades to come.

As part of the development of the Source Water Protection Plan, CWA will be hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Black Rock Retreat located at 1345 Kirkwood Pike in Quarryville, PA 17566. The meeting will take place in the Chestnut Meeting Room which is located in their Nature Center and directions can be obtained by calling 1-800-858-9299. A presentation will be provided to the attendees at this public meeting to provide further information on CWA's Source Water Protection Plan.

If you have any questions on this plan, please contact Lyn O'Hare at SSM Group, Inc. by phone at 610-621-2000, or by e-mail at lyn.ohare@ssmgroup.com. You may also contact Anita Martin at Chester Water Authority by phone at 717-529-2244, or by e-mail at akmartin@chesterwater.com. View the Press Release

Chester Water Authority Recognizes June 8-12, 2015, as "Utility Imposter Awareness Week"

Chester, PA - The Chester Water Authority (CWA) is pleased to join the Keystone Alliance to Stop Utility Imposters, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC), and multiple law enforcement agencies across the Commonwealth in promoting consumer awareness of the possibility of imposters posing as utility workers to gain access to personal residences. The Commonwealth's House of Representatives recently adopted House Resolution 341 declaring the week of June 8-12, 2015, as "Utility Imposter Awareness Week". This Resolution recognizes that there are far too many reported cases across the Commonwealth of criminals who prey upon unsuspecting residents by posing as utility workers to gain access to residences and rob homeowners. View the Full Story

RUSSELL C. WILLIAMS,
EXECUTIVE MANAGER & CHIEF ENGINEER OF CHESTER WATER AUTHORITY
RECEIVES SAMUEL S. BAXTER AWARD

Russell C. Williams, Executive Manager and Chief Engineer of the Chester Water Authority (CWA), received the Samuel S. Baxter Award of the Pennsylvania Section of the American Water Works Association at the state conference recently held in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This award is made in recognition of outstanding personal service in the water supply field and in commemoration of leadership in the development of safe public water facilities, the advancement of improved water supply practices, the promotion of a water works industry of high esteem and service to the American Water Works Association. View The Full Story

RUSSELL C. WILLIAMS,
EXECUTIVE MANAGER & CHIEF ENGINEER OF CHESTER WATER AUTHORITY
RECEIVES ENGINEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

DELAWARE COUNTY - Chester Water Authority's Executive Manager & Chief Engineer, Russell C. Williams is the recipient of the 2015 Engineer of the Year Award from the Delaware County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers.

Mr. Williams received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania. He has worked for Chester Water Authority since 1978, being named Executive Manager and Chief Engineer in 2007. He has served as the President of the Board of Directors of the Boys' and Girls' Club of Chester from 2007-2013 and on the Institute of Economic Development Board for the City of Chester since 2007. Mr. Williams has received several awards including the Rupert Koontz Memorial Scholarship from Pennsylvania State University and Elton D. Walker Award from the Water Works Operators Association of Pennsylvania. He served as President of Water Works Operators Association of Pennsylvania and Chairman of the Pennsylvania Section of American Water Works Association.

RUSSELL C. WILLIAMS,
EXECUTIVE MANAGER & CHIEF ENGINEER OF CHESTER WATER AUTHORITY
RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED FULLER AWARD FROM AWWA

DELAWARE COUNTY - Chester Water Authority's Executive Manager & Chief Engineer, Russell C. Williams is the recipient of the 2013 American Water Works Association (AWWA) George Warren Fuller Award for Pennsylvania.

George Warren Fuller Awards are presented annually by the American Water Works Association to the sections' respective selected member for their distinguished service to the water supply field in commemoration of sound engineering skill, brilliant diplomatic talent, and the constructive leadership which characterized the life of George Warren Fuller. On May 24, 2013, Mr. Williams was announced as the recipient at the Pennsylvania Sections' Annual Conference in Hershey, PA. The Fuller Award was presented to Mr. Williams at the AWWA National Conference that was held in Denver, Colorado on June 12, 2013. View The Full Story

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