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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


Water Quality Monitoring in the Octoraro Reservoir

May 17, 2024 | Announcements

Chester Water Authority (CWA) has installed new equipment in the Octoraro Reservoir to continue its proactive approach to monitoring the water quality.

The equipment will relay real-time information to CWA staff, enabling them to quickly identify changes in water quality.  The equipment is mounted on six buoy platforms that are located in the Octoraro Reservoir. The units are rectangular in shape and yellow in color (see photo below) and are powered using environmentally-friendly solar power.

CWA asks boaters to observe the following rules when operating watercraft in the reservoir near the buoy platforms:

  1. Maintain a minimum distance of 30 feet from the buoys at all times
  2. Do not moor boats to the buoys
  3. Do not cast fishing lines over or toward the buoys

CWA thanks all boaters in advance for complying with these requirements.

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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

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