Chester County Water Resources Authority
Chester County Water Resources Authority is open to the public and will continue to provide all services and programs, though there will be times when our staff will be working remotely. Therefore, we encourage you to look for answers to your questions and concerns online, or send us an email at [email protected]. Should an in-person meeting be required, we urge you to contact us by phone (610-344-5400) or email to schedule an appointment. We will respond as soon as possible.
Updated Draft County-wide Stormwater Management Model Ordinance Documents for Review
Chester County Water Resources Authority (CCWRA) is releasing the Final Draft of the updated “County-wide Act 167 Stormwater Management Model Ordinance” for 45-day public review and comment and for review by school districts, municipal governing bodies, and municipal planning agencies for consistency with other plans and programs affecting the County’s watersheds (per the provisions of PA Act 167). The draft updated Model Ordinance, a summary of changes document, and updated appendices can be found at this link.
The Chester County Water Resources Authority (CCWRA) hosted a Plan Advisory Committee meeting on Friday, November 5th to review the draft of the updated Model Ordinance and collect additional input. Slides from the presentation are available at this link and a recording of the presentation is available here.
Public Input Surveys - We Need to Hear from You!
|Chester County is working to review and update the County's integrated water resources plan, Watersheds, and the County's Stormwater Management Plan. A key component of the update process is getting input from residents from across the County on their water resources, water-based recreation, and stormwater concerns. |
Please provide us with your perspective by completing the surveys below. Do you know a group who is passionate about improving the County's watersheds? If so, please share these links with them, or send them our water resources survey flyer and water-based recreation survey flyer.
If you have additional questions about the plan updates, please contact us at [email protected]
2021 Stormwater Summit - Presentations Available
|The Chester County Water Resources Authority hosted the 2021 Stormwater Summit virtually on Friday, April 16th. In addition to updates from County departments and a presentation by Justin Spangler from LandStudies Inc., the 2021 Summit also served as the first Watershed Plan Advisory Committee meeting for the updates to the County-wide Act 167 Stormwater Management Plan and Model Ordinance.|
All of the presentations are posted on the Summit web page.
CCWRA provides information on FEMA floodplains as well as real time stream flood monitoring through a partnership with USGS. The Authority also provides flood protection in the Brandywine Creek watershed through the operation of four flood control dams, and has information on preparing for flooding emergencies.