Aqua Pennsylvania's Southeastern Pennsylvania Reservoirs Remain Near Full While Western Counties Enter Drought Watch
BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. (Aqua) reported today that the 10-billion-gallon
reservoir system in southeastern Pennsylvania where it serves about 1
million people is at 98 percent of capacity.
Company President Steve Tagert said, "We are fortunate that Southeastern
Pennsylvania is faring better than Western Pennsylvania where they are
under a drought watch. Our two largest reservoirs are at or near full.
The Green Lane Reservoir which holds 4.4 billion gallons of water is
full and our Springton Reservoir, which holds 3.5 billion gallons, is at
95 percent capacity. While usage is up, it has been no higher than it
normally is during the summer months when customers are using more water
to irrigate lawns, wash cars, fill and top off swimming pools, and for
Tagert warned that even with the company's bountiful reserves in
southeastern Pennsylvania customers should be responsible with their
water usage. "We are well positioned to serve the essential and
recreational needs of our customers, but we always want them to keep in
mind that we are providing a limited natural resource that should not be
wasted or taken for granted," said Tagert. "An extraordinary dry spell
coupled with the heat we are experiencing could turn the tables."
Aqua operates five reservoirs in southeastern Pennsylvania, which
collectively hold approximately 10 billion gallons of water. While its
largest western Pennsylvania operation in and around the City of Sharon
receives surface water, as does the Borough of Emlenton, the remainder
of the systems rely on groundwater.
Aqua provides water and wastewater services to approximately 1.4 million
people throughout 30 Pennsylvania counties with the bulk of its
customers in southeastern Pennsylvania.
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