Public Water Independence Day 2023

THANK YOU to all who came to celebrate the 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.

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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
12-5

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 Mrozinski, 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

Stay In Touch.

Please sign up to be kept informed of the latest developments and upcoming events. Email with any questions: savecwa@chesterwater.com

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."