Welcome to Chester Water Authority


Ratepayer Savings 2017-2022
5-Year Anniversary of Fighting Off Aqua

At the May 18, 2017 CWA board meeting, the Authority’s board voted unanimously to reject Aqua’s offer of $320M to buy the Authority. The board has been fighting tirelessly against a hostile takeover ever since.

From May 18, 2017 through May 17, 2022, the difference between AQUA base rates and CWA rates results in a savings for CWA customers of $224,065,063.  This calculation does not include the amount that AQUA would have collected under the PUC approved Distribution System Improvement Charge (“DSIC”).  This is an additional charge that is applied to the bill to accelerate the recovery of AQUA investments in distribution system improvements. If assumed that the DSIC averaged 3% over this period, the additional savings would be as much as $6.7 million.

COMING SOON: the Rate Payer Savings Clock.


ANNOUNCEMENT July 8, 2022 CHESTER WATER AUTHORITY 2022 HYDRANT FLUSHING TO BEGIN JULY 10, 2022 Chester, PA – July 8, 2022:  The Chester Water Authority (CWA) is conducting routine maintenance on our water distribution system by flushing all fire hydrants within our...

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PA Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of CWA

On April 29, Pennsylvania Supreme Court entered judgment in favor of the Chester Water Authority, entitling it to communications among the Commonwealth’s Department of Community and Economic Development, the private firm appointed as Act 47 coordinator, Econsult...

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Board Meeting Instructions

Board Meeting Notice – September 15, 2022 3:00pm

CHESTER WATER AUTHORITY NOTICE OF CHANGE OF TIME FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING  Notice is hereby given that the Chester Water Authority Board of Directors meeting scheduled for September 15, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. has been changed to September 15, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. for...

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Board Meeting Notice and Agenda – August 29, 2022

Notice is hereby given that the Chester Water Authority Board meeting will be held on Monday, August 29, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the Concord Township Municipal Building, 43 Thornton Rd., Glen Mills, PA.  View the Board agenda here. [pdf-embedder...

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History of Chester Water Authority

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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 467
Chester, PA 19016

Bill Pay Address
Chester Water Authority
P. O. Box 71346
Philadelphia, PA 19176-1346

Chester Office Address
415 Welsh Street
Chester, PA 19013

Kennett Square Office Address
148 West State Street, Suite 101
Kennett Square, PA 19348