AQUA WORK – Copples/Hempstead/E Country Club

Aqua’s contractor, Delmont, will be doing work on Copples Lane, Hempstead Lane, and E. Country Club Lane tomorrow through Thursday. They will NOT be working there the week of 4/24, but they will return the week of 5/1 and expect to be there for several more weeks. They will hang tags on residents’ doors if their water needs to be shutoff. They don’t expect this will impact residents’ ability to get into their driveways. Please see below from Aqua:


Aqua Pennsylvania (Aqua) will replace the existing 6-and 8-inch AC and cast iron mains on the following streets in Nether Providence Township, Delaware County as part of our continuing infrastructure improvement program.

  • Copples Lane from Avondale Road to South Providence Road (SR 252)
  • Hempstead Lane from Copples Lane to the end of the cul-de-sac
  • East Country Club Lane from Copples Lane to Smithfield Road
  • Smithfield Road from Copples Lane to East Country Club Lane

The new main will increase service reliability, reduce the potential for discolored water and improve firefighting capabilities in the area. The $562,000 project is scheduled to begin the week of November 21, 2016 with the installation of 5,250 feet of 8-inch ductile iron main, with completion expected in March, 2017 (Township edit: Probably won’t be until late 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. During this phase, activity on the job site will be limited. 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.  Following all of the activity described here permanent restoration will be complete late June, 2017.

Construction will typically take place daily between 7 a.m. and 5 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 610.328.7713. 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.


Alan Roth

Superintendent of Construction