Providing clean, affordable, public water since 1939!

Chester City Location

415 Welsh Street
Chester, PA 19013

Kennett Square Location

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

Open Hours

Mon – Fri : 8:30AM – 4:30PM
No Walk-ins • Appt Only
24/7 for Emergency: 610-876-8181

About Chester Water Authority

The mission of Chester Water Authority is to provide quality water to all of our customers, when they need it, at a reasonable cost. Our water meets or exceeds all the criteria established by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), and the American Water Works Association (AWWA). We not only satisfy the water needs of our current customers, but we anticipate and plan for the needs of future customers through orderly growth. We charge the lowest practical rates to cover operation and maintenance costs, capital requirements, and bond obligations.


The origin of the Chester Water Authority dates all the way back to 1866.

Water Source

Learn where your award-winning water comes from!

Rates and Service Area

Chester Water Authority is committed to keeping our rates low while consistently providing the highest quality water.

Water System Improvement Projects

CWA takes our water seriously. Learn how we are keeping the water flowing.

Fishing and Boating

Chester Water Authority is proud of its beautiful Octoraro Reservoir. We are pleased to open parts of the reservoir for fishing and boating.

Water Quality Reports

Award-winning water. Water Quality Report for 2022 now available.

Meet Our Board

Our Board of Directors

Our board is composed of nine individuals who represent the three main ratepayer populations.  Three members represent Chester County. Three represent Delaware County. Three represent the City of Chester.

Noel Brandon, Chairperson
John Shelton, Sr., Vice Chairperson
Leonard J. Rivera, Secretary
Livia Smith, Treasurer
Donald Hurford
Alyssa Mehalick
Erik Walschburger
Nicole Whitaker
Leola Williams

Our Solicitor

Francis J. Catania, Esq.
Catania & Parker, LLP
(610) 565-8101

CWA Board Chairperson, Noel Brandon

Who We Are

Our Staff

Our team is responsible for directing and overseeing the daily operations of CWA. They, along with all of CWA’s employees, take seriously our critical mission to provide a high quality, affordable water to our more than 200,000 customers.

Darryl Jenkins, P.E.

Executive Manager

2024. Mr. Jenkins is a seasoned professional engineer and certified water/wastewater operator with over 30 years of experience in both the public and private water sectors. He is a member of the Water Works Operators Association of Pennsylvania, Eastern PA Water Pollution Control Operators Association, Board member of Berks Nature and a volunteer instructor with the Pennsylvania Rural Water Association. 

Michael S. D’Agostino, Esq.

Assistant to the Executive Manager/Director of Human Resources

2013. Mr. D’Agostino joined CWA in 2013. Mr. D’Agostino received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics from Widener University and a Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law.

Agnes Woebkenberg

Chief Financial Officer

2012. Mrs. Woebkenberg received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies with Business and Language concentration from the University of Scranton and is a Master of Public Administration from Widener University.

Jeff DeRusso, P.E.

Director of Engineering

2021.  Mr. DeRusso has over 20 years of experience in the engineering and water resources industry.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Drexel University, a Master of Civil Engineering from Villanova University, and Master of Business Administration from Rowan University.  He is a a registered Professional Engineer in New Jersey and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Stephen H. McBryde

Director of Plant Operations

2021.  Mr. McBryde is a licensed waterworks and wastewater operator in Pennsylvania and has over 20 year’s of experience in water and wastewater treatment and operations. Mr. McBryde received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Thomas Moore

Director of Business Development/Information Systems Groups

1999. Mr. Moore received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration and Economics from Kentucky State University and a Master of Public Administration degree in Public Management and Policy from the University of Pittsburgh.

Our Award-Winning Water

Water Quality Reports

CWA is one of only two water providers in the entire state of Pennsylvania that has achieved Phase IV of the Partnership for Safe Water, a voluntary program administered by the US EPA, PA DEP, the American Water Works Association, the Water Research Foundation, and other drinking water organizations.

This Phase IV represents the highest level of achievement that can be received and signifies a “fully optimized system.” Phase IV is the culmination of a rigorous assessment process to determine conformance with the Partnership’s water treatment performance goals. The award honors utilities for achieving operational excellence by voluntarily optimizing their treatment facility operations and adopting more stringent performance goals than those required by federal and state drinking water standards. CWA has been Phase IV since 2013, and has to maintain standards and submit data every year to keep that status.

CWA has been a member of the Partnership for Safe Water since 1996. To get to the Phase IV award CWA had to complete the first three Phases of the Partnership for Safe Water Programs and along the way CWA has been awarded the Directors Award, the Phase III 15 Year Directors Award, the President’s Award and the Excellence in Water Treatment Award.

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For your convenience

Phone Payment System


Pay your water bill or obtain your account balance and due date by telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our automated phone payment system accepts Visa, MasterCard and e-checks.

The vendor charges a $2.75 convenience fee to process a payment.

Paying your bill is as EASY as 1,2,3,…….

  1. 1. Enter your Customer Number
  2. 2. Enter your Account Number
  3. 3. Enter your payment information.
Open Hours:
Mon – Fri
8:30AM – 4:30PM
No Walk-ins • Appt Only

24/7 for Emergency: