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Posted on: March 4, 2018

Aqua Pennsylvania Closes Longcorse Lane and Pennsylvania Ave for Water Main Repairs

As part of its continuing infrastructure improvement program, Aqua Pennsylvania (Aqua) will replace the existing 6-inch cast iron water main on the following streets in Tredyffrin Township and Easttown Township, Chester County:

  • Longcorse Lane between Lancaster Avenue and Berwyn Paoli Road
  • Pennsylvania Avenue between Greenlawn and Porteous roads

The new 8-inch ductile iron main will increase service reliability, reduce the potential for discolored water and improve firefighting capabilities in the area. The $617,000 project is scheduled to begin Friday, February 16, 2018 with the installation of 3,180 feet of 8-inch ductile iron pipe, with completion expected in May. Aqua will have an inspector on the job each day to answer your questions.

Following the installation of the new water main, there will be a period of time during which the main will be chlorinated and tested before being put into service. Activity on the job site will be limited during this phase. Once testing has been completed, we will transfer each water service and any fire hydrants onto the new main, then make the final connections on the side streets and abandon the old main. It is important to note that the trench will be covered with temporary black top at the end of each work day.  Permanent restoration will be complete in summer of 2018.

 Construction will typically take place weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Access will be provided for emergency, mail and trash services. Residents will have access to their properties, but at times will need to enter from different directions due to changing work zones. We will notify customers 24 hours in advance of any scheduled shutdown. However, as with any construction project, an emergency shutdown might be necessary. If so, we will restore service as soon as possible.

If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact AQUA at 610.430.0747. Should you have an emergency, including a water quality issue, please call AQUA's Customer Service Department or emergency dispatcher at 877.987.2782.

AQUA appreciates your patience and cooperation during this construction while it make important improvements to the water distribution system.

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