Save Chester Water Authority

Chester Water Authority: Providing you clean, affordable public water.

Chester Water Authority (CWA) has one goal. To provide clean water at the most affordable price to its ratepayers. It is a non-profit government authority. It does not have shareholders or other special interests. This public water system is under attack. Aqua (a for-profit water company, now branded as “Essential Utilities”) has been trying to acquire the Chester Water Authority since 2017 (and even earlier) when it brought an unsolicited buyout offer to the CWA board. The CWA board voted unanimously NO to this hostile takeover because there was no benefit to customers and would result in higher rates. Since declining that offer, CWA has saved ratepayers over $200 million in comparison to Aqua’s rates. 

CWA wins 4 Telly Awards for Videos

Chester Water Authority (CWA) is known for its award-winning, affordable water. Now, CWA is proud to announce they have been recognized in the 42nd Annual Telly Awards. CWA won four awards for a series of public education videos.

  • Water. It’s all we do. is the Bronze Telly Winner in Online Commercials: Not-for-profit
  • Water Affordability is the Bronze Telly Winner in Online Commercials: Public Interest/Awareness
  • Water Affordability is the Bronze Telly Winner in Online Commercials: Use of Stock Footage
  • Chester Water Authority is the Bronze Telly Winner in Online Commercials: Campaign – Not-for-Profit

The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work created within television and across video, for all screens. Receiving over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world. The 42nd Annual Telly Awards has a special focus on the theme, Your Stories Defy the Limits.

“We are honored to have won four Telly Awards. The story of the SAVE CWA effort and our incredible community support truly is truly a story that defies the limits,” states Cynthia F. Leitzell, Chair of CWA’s Board of Directors. “We have loved this opportunity, through these series of videos, to provide our community education about their water, their water rights, and the benefit of public water. The results have been beyond our expectations. Our community has taken the SAVE CWA message to heart and have shown up for CWA in ways both big and small. Each person is a key piece in saving our public water for today and for the future.”

See the award-winning videos below.

Water. It’s all we do.

Water is Life.

Just add water.

Your water’s not for sale.

Save our public water.

Why does BIG WATER want CWA?

Can you trust Aqua?

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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."