Chester County Water Resources Authority

What We Do

 
We provide:
  • flood protection, 
  • reservoir water supplies, and
  • water science, information and planning, to support safe, healthy and prosperous communities that sustain the quality, quantity and biodiversity of the County's water resources.
Today's Water Levels
What is a Watershed - And How Does It Work?
Understanding what a watershed is and how it works is the first step to clean water for our communities and our environment. Find out more...



What's New


  • Chester County Master Watershed Stewards 2017/2018
    • Master Watershed Stewards are local volunteers who received extensive training on watershed science and management. If you have a volunteer opportunity that you would like to promote, please contact Megan Hopkins-Doerr at mxh1135@psu.edu. This program is co-sponsored by Penn State Extension, Chester County Conservation District and Chester County Water Resources Authority.
  • Volunteer Opportunity: Participate in the Volunteer Rainfall Observer Network
    • Volunteers are responsible for taking readings of a rain gage daily and after significant precipitation events, manually recording the readings, and submitting the log on a monthly basis by email or postal mail. The volunteer is committed to recording - on a daily basis - accurate measurements, and able to consistently participate for years. If you would like to learn more, please contact us at 610-344-5400.

Upcoming Events

 
April 2018 - Various Clean-up Events throughout our Watersheds
Find an event via Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful website. Also check with your local watershed association or municipality. Maybe volunteer for more than one.

April 21, 2018     
Chester Ridley Crum Creek Watersheds 21st Annual Streams Cleanup
Volunteer with others to remove trash from 35 sites, including West Chester Borough. Pre-register and pick your site or inquire about becoming a site coordinator. 

April 28, 2018     
Octoraro Watershed Association Annual Stream Cleanup
Volunteers works together to remove trash from the Octoraro Reservoir in Kirkwood, PA. Pre-registration requested.


Right-To-Know Information


Click here for the Chester County Water Resources Authority's Right-To-Know information. This is solely for requests to the Chester County Water Resources Authority. Any requests intended for the County of Chester must follow the procedures posted on the County Of Chester's Open Records Law web page (click here).