Key Information

About Chester Water Authority

Our History

The Chester Water Authority (CWA) is an award-winning, municipal authority dating back over 150 years and serves over 200,000 people (about 49,000 customers) in Delaware and Chester Counties. The CWA is run by a nine-member board comprised of 3 members from Chester City, 3 from the surrounding Delaware County, and 3 from Chester County. The CWA has an outstanding reputation as a well-managed and well-maintained municipal authority. 19% of CWA’s customer base is in the city of Chester; 81% is located elsewhere in Delaware and Chester counties.
Chester Water Authority Building

CWA Awards

In addition the CWA has won many awards, including:

  • Game Changer Award from the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
  • The Chester Water Authority’s (CWA) Octoraro treatment plant has been selected to receive the prestigious Area Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) Award for the 8th consecutive year
  • Excellence in Water Treatment Award from Partnership for Safe Water
  • George Warren Fuller Award from the American Water Works Association


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To learn more about the Chester Water Authority, please visit the CWA website