Aqua Water Main Project

Please see the message below from Aqua:

Aqua Pennsylvania (Aqua) will replace the existing cement and cast iron mains on the following streets in Media Borough, Nether Providence Township and Upper Providence Township, Delaware County as part of our continuing infrastructure improvement program.

  • Washington Avenue from Emerald Street north to house # 440 Washington Avenue, at the end of the street
  • Washington Avenue from Emerald Street south to house # 809 Washington Avenue, south of Ronaldson Street
  • South Edgemont Street from East State Street to East Baltimore Avenue
  • South Edgemont Street from East Jefferson Street to East Lincoln Street
  • East Baltimore Avenue from South Edgemont Street to Radnor Street
  • Radnor Street from East Baltimore Avenue to Manchester Avenue
  • East Lincoln Street from South Edgemont Street to Radnor Street
  • Manchester Avenue from Radnor Street to Wallingford Avenue
  • Wallingford Avenue from Manchester Avenue to Dennis Lane
  • Emerald Street from Manchester Avenue to house # 407 Emerald Street
  • Ronaldson Street from Washington Avenue to Markham Street
  • Leiper Street from Washington Avenue to Vernon Street
  • Dennis Lane from Wallingford Avenue to the end of the cul-de-sac

The new main will increase service reliability, reduce the potential for discolored water and improve firefighting capabilities in the area. The $1.3 million project is scheduled to begin the week of October 31, 2016, with the installation of 9,099 feet of 6-, 8-and 12-inch ductile iron main, with completion expected in March, 2017.  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 in 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