Aqua shuts down two treatment plants due to the impact of the storm. Asks local customers to conserve water

Aqua PA announced this afternoon that it had to shut down its Pickering East and West water treatment plants due to heavy rainfall, flooding and loss of power caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

Aqua is asking its customers to “suspend all nonessential water use” until you are notified that it has restored an adequate water supply. Specifically, everyone is asked to turn off automatic sprinklers.

Aqua is making adjustments in other parts of our southeastern Pennsylvania water system to increase supply to its Pickering service area, but it will take time to offset the volume of water we normally produce at this plant. There is the potential for some customers to experience discolored water as water is redirected throughout the distribution system to sustain capacity.