Aqua Pennsylvania starting local water main work

WarningBrightAqua Pennsylvania will be replacing existing water mains in Springfield Township, which will affect customers and residents along the roads listed below. The new water mains will increase service reliability, reduce the potential for discolored water and improve firefighting capabilities in our area.

Starting November 5th

This project is scheduled to begin Nov. 5 and be completed in spring 2015. Construction will typically take place daily between 7am and 3:30pm, with construction on Paper Mill Road taking place between 9am and 3pm.

The roads affected by this project are:

  • Bells Mill Road between Bethlehem Pike and Paper Mill Road
  • Paper Mill Road between Stenton and Montgomery Avenues
  • Montgomery Avenue between Paper Mill Road and Hillbrow Lane

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. Once testing is completed, Aqua will transfer each water service and any fire hydrants onto the new main. The trench will be covered with temporary blacktop at the end of each work day. Once all activity has been completed, permanent restoration will follow in about 30 to 60 days.

Starting November 24th

Starting on November 24, Aqua Pennsylvania will replace the existing water main on Cobden Road between Willow Grove Ave. and the cul-de-sac in Cheltenham and Springfield Townships, Montgomery County. Crews will replace the existing six-inch cast iron main with an eight-inch ductile iron pipe.

Construction will typically take place daily between 7am and 3:30pm. Access will be provided for emergency, mail, school bus and trash services. You will have access to your home, but at times, you may have to enter through a different route due to changing work zones.

Aqua will notify you 24 hours in advance should it need to schedule any water shutdown. However, an emergency shutdown might be necessary, but crews will restore service as quickly as possible.

The work is expected to be completed in January.


Aqua Pennsylvania assures that residents will always have access to their property, but may need to enter from different directions at certain times; regular services like mail delivery and trash collection will not be affected; and “No Parking” signs will be posted in construction areas.

Aqua Pennsylvania also plans to provide 24-hour notice before any scheduled interruptions of your water supply. In the event of a water emergency resulting from the construction project, the company has provided an emergency dispatch number, which is 1-877-987-2782.