Public Water Independence Day 2024

All are welcome! Celebrate with us at a Free Family Fun Day on the Lake. We are proud of our efforts to save our public water. It has been seven years since the CWA’s board voted unanimously to reject Aqua’s unsolicited offer to buy the Authority. The board has been fighting tirelessly against a hostile takeover ever since, and has saved its customers hundreds of millions of dollars over Aqua’s prices in the meantime.

A Free Family Fun Day on the Lake!

  • Free Busing from Chester City and Delco
  • Free Food: Pretzels, Pretzel Dogs, Taco Truck, and Ice Cream Truck
  • Free Pontoon Boat Tours
  • Free Kayak Lessons & Guided Paddle
  • Free Kiddie Fishing Pond with Prizes 
  • Free Tour of the Dam and Treatment Plant
  • Free CWA Swag & Giveaways
  • Speakers
  • Education and Environmental Awareness Fair
  • Learn about where your water comes from!

Saturday, June 8

Octoraro Reservoir

Fishing Headquarters/Boat Launch:
212 Spruce Grove Rd, Kirkwood, PA, 17536

Schedule of Events

12 PM | Event Start/Bus Arrives from Delco

Pontoon Boat Tours, Kayak Lessons, Guided Paddle, & Food trucks.

1 PM | Speakers/Invited Guests

2 PM | Nottingham Treatment Plant Tour

Take the bus over to the dam and plant to see where your water comes from!

3:30 PM | Return from Nottingham Treatment Plant Tour

Last chance to paddle or tour the lake or grab some ice cream!

5 PM | Bus leaves to return to Delco

Reserve your spot on the bus!

Stop 1 – 11:00AM – Chester Water Authority Headquarters

415 Welsh St, Chester, PA 19013
Park your car for free in CWA’s lot.
Will return to this location approximately 6:00PM

Stop 2 – 11:30AM – Concord Township Building

43 Thornton Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342
Park your car for free in the township’s lot.
Will return to this location approximately 5:40PM

I would like to reserve a spot on the bus to Public Water Independence Day!

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from the Pennsylvania Constitution,
Article I, Section 27:
"The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania's public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people."