Aqua Pennsylvania will replace the existing 6-inch cast iron water main on South Ithan Ave. between Conestoga Rd. and a point in front of 473 South Ithan Ave. with new 8-inch ductile iron pipe in Radnor Township, Delaware County as part of our continuing infrastructure improvement program. New water mains reduce the potential for main breaks and discolored water, and improve water flow in the area. Aqua replaced more than 49 miles of aging main in Delaware County to improve service reliability for customers in 2018.
Construction on the $590,000 project is scheduled to begin the week of Mar. 4, 2019 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 the summer of 2019.
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 me at 610.430.0747. Should you have an emergency, including a water quality issue, please call our Customer Service Department or emergency dispatcher at 877.987.2782.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this construction while we make important improvements to the water distribution system.
Construction Superintendent – Great Valley Division