Drought Watch Declared for Chester County
Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today (9/7/16) issued a drought watch declaration for four more Pennsylvania counties – Chester, Cumberland, Delaware and Philadelphia – due to low stream flows, declining groundwater levels and lack of precipitation. The declaration, which brings the number of counties under drought watch to 38 -- was made following today’s meeting of members of the Commonwealth’s Drought Task Force.
Currently, 38 counties are under a drought watch declaration that calls for a voluntary 5 percent reduction in non-essential water use. One county, Potter, remains in a drought warning. Citizens in that county are encouraged to voluntarily reduce their water use between 10 to 15 percent. (click here for more information)
Lane restrictions are scheduled on Business U.S. 30 (Lincoln Highway) between Octorara Road and Old Wilmington Road in Sadsbury Township, Chester County, beginning Wednesday, September 7, from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM, for pedestrian safety improvements. The weekday lane restrictions on Business U.S. 30 (Lincoln Highway) will be in effect through the end of October. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through this work area.
Alert Notification – 8/8/16
Coatesville District: Temporary Change in Treatment Process Planned
Pennsylvania American Water will be temporarily changing its disinfection treatment process in its Coatesville area water system. This change from chloramine disinfection to free chlorine might cause some customers to notice an increase in the taste and smell of chlorine in the water. The treatment change is necessary as part of our distribution maintenance program, and it will take place starting Wednesday, August 10, for approximately six to eight weeks. In addition, crews will be flushing parts of the distribution system during this period. If crews are flushing in your area, you might notice discolored water. This is normal and will only be temporary while we complete this system maintenance. Thank you for your cooperation. (read full notice)