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

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. We invite you to download our brochure that explains the recreational rules for the reservoir.

Fishing and Boating on the Octoraro Reservoir

Fishing Headquarters

212 Spruce Grove Road
Kirkwood, PA 17536
(717) 529-2488

The Fishing Headquarters opens April 1 and closes October 31.
Boating is permitted on the reservoir as follows:
April, August, September, and October: Sunrise to sunset
May, June, and July: 6:00 AM—8:00 PM

The reservoir is a 520 square acre impoundment with over 10 miles of shoreline. It was impounded in 1951, and is home to a variety of fish including, large and small mouth bass, white crappie, yellow and white perch, walleye, northern pike, catfish and many varieties of the sunfish.

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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: