Public Water Independence Day 2023

Come celebrate 6 YEARS since CWA’s board voted unanimously to reject Aqua’s unsolicited offer to buy the Authority. The board has been fighting tirelessly against a hostile takeover ever since. From May 18, 2017 to May 18, 2023, CWA saved its ratepayers $304,444,191 by not being Aqua customers.

A beautiful day on the lake!

  • Free Food (Taco and Ice Cream Trucks!)
  • Free Boat and Kayak Rentals
  • Free Busing from Chester City and Delco
  • Tour of the Dam and Treatment Plant
  • Kiddie Fishing Pond with Prizes
  • Speakers
  • Cool CWA Swag
  • Learn about where your water comes from!

Saturday, June 3

Octoraro Reservoir

Fishing Headquarters/Boat Launch:
212 Spruce Grove Rd, Kirkwood, PA, 17536

Schedule of Events

12 PM | Event Start/Bus Arrives from Delco

Boat and Kayak rentals, Food trucks.

1 PM | Speakers/Invited Guests

Your local elected officials and water warriors. 

  • John Kane, PA Senator District 9
  • John Lawrence, PA Representative District 13
  • Christina Sappey, PA Representative District 158
  • Carol Kazeem, PA Representative District 159
  • Leanne Krueger, PA Representative District 161
  • Lisa Borowski, PA Representative District 168
  • Noel Brandon, CWA Board President
  • Riley Ross, III, civil rights attorney, board member of the ACLU-PA
  • Nora Nash, Sisters of St Francis of Philadelphia
  • Kofi Osei, Towamencin NOPE (Neighbors Opposing Privatization Efforts)
  • Peter Mrozinsi, Keep Water Affordable

2 PM | Nottingham Treatment Plant Tour

Take the bus over to the dam and plant to see where your water comes from!

3:30 PM | Return from Nottingham Treatment Plant Tour

Last chance to get out on the lake or grab some ice cream!

5 PM | Bus leaves to return to Delco

Reserve your spot on the bus!

Fill out the form below to get added to the waitlist.

Stop 1 – 11:00AM – Chester Water Authority Headquarters

415 Welsh St, Chester, PA 19013
Park your car for free in CWA’s lot.
Will return to this location approximately 6:00PM


Stop 2 – 11:30AM – Concord Township Building

43 Thornton Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342
Park your car for free in the township’s lot.
Will return to this location approximately 5:40PM

I would like to get added to the bus waitlist.

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from the Pennsylvania Constitution,
Article I, Section 27:
"The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania's public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people."