Breaking News: Delaware River Spill

Aqua Resumes Operations at Bristol Plant, Confident Spill Risk Is Over

Today, Aqua Pennsylvania will resume normal operations of our Bristol Water Treatment Plant, following the March 25 chemical spill into the Delaware River. Our operations team made the decision after detecting no chemicals in our drinking water and at our plant intake since the spill occurred, and in close collaboration with governmental agencies.

Throughout the five-day incident, Aqua continuously tested our drinking water. Each and every test confirmed it remained clean, safe and reliable. We also worked to support the greater region by lending our laboratory expertise to those who were also responding.

We are proud of our team’s immediate and around-the-clock response to protect our customers and the greater region.


Aqua Lab Director Alicia Beauchamp tests water samples from the March 25 Delaware River chemical spill at the company’s Bryn Mawr headquarters.

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