Aqua Pennsylvania began the replacement of water mains on Baily Road between Church Lane and W. Cobbs Creek Parkway in Yeadon Borough on May 27, 2020, and is expected to be completed by early fall.
Construction will generally take place weekdays between 7 AM and 4 PM Access will be provided for emergency, mail, and trash service. However, crews may need to work beyond 4 PM and on Saturdays in most cases. Residents will have access to their properties, but at times will need to enter from different directions due to changing work zones.
*Please note the trench will be covered with temporary blacktop at the end of each workday.
Customers will be notified ahead of any planned water service interruptions and Aqua will provide 48 hours advance notice for any scheduled interruption greater than 30 minutes. Aqua will have an inspector on the job each day to answer your questions.
In addition to reaching Aqua customer service staff and emergency dispatchers at the number listed on the doorhanger, you may also call Alan Roth, Manager of Construction with any questions regarding the project at (610) 328-7713.
No matter what the package says, “flushable” wipes can cause an undue burden on our sewer system. Along with the increased use of disinfecting wipes, the presence of these items in our wastewater can cause serious problems with our infrastructure.
Please be mindful and do not flush these products:
• “Flushable” wipes
• Disinfecting and cleaning wipes
• Sanitary products
• Paper towels
• Cardboard and paper products
From 6abc.com: Groundbreaking on a sewer improvement project in Yeadon
On July 31, 2019, Yeadon Borough closed on the PENNVEST loan for the West Cobbs Creek project. This project will result in sanitary sewer system improvements as well as West Cobbs Creek Parkway
Yeadon Borough Mayor Rohan Hepkins announces that Yeadon will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony at the intersection of Chester Avenue and West Cobbs Creek Parkway (across from the Route 13 trolley stop). The Mayor, Council, and residents invite everyone to come out and join us for this event. The press is invited to stop by and see the beginning of the improvements.
For further information please contact Yeadon Borough at (610) 284-1606.
National Preparedness Month comes as the first major hurricane of the season made landfall in the U.S. this week, and the peak of Atlantic hurricane season is quickly approaching. The current weather patterns serve as a timely reminder for customers to be prepared for severe weather and other emergencies.
“The safety of our customers, communities, and employees is always our top priority,” said John McDonald, PECO senior vice president and COO. “We work throughout the year to ensure our employees and systems are ready for any extreme weather that may occur. Hurricane Dorian is a timely reminder for all of us that being prepared is a responsibility everyone should take seriously.”
To help customers plan and prepare for an emergency, PECO offers the following tips:
- Stay far away from any storm damaged electrical equipment, especially downed wires. You should always assume downed wires are energized. Report a downed wire immediately by calling PECO at 1-800-841-4141.
- Keep a flashlight with fresh batteries on each floor of your home.
- Identify an alternate location for you and/or your family in case of an extended outage.
- Customers who rely on electricity to keep medicine refrigerated or medical equipment running should develop a plan to maintain health requirements during a power outage.
- Review the manufacturer’s instructions for safe operation of your generator. Do not connect a generator directly to your home’s wiring. Never use a generator indoors or in any enclosed area.
- Follow the advice of local emergency management officials.
Thunderstorm Talking Points
July 23, 2019
KEY MESSAGES / TALKING POINTS:
A thunderstorm producing heavy rain, lightning and strong winds, moved through the region yesterday evening causing damage to trees and outages throughout our service territory. The most severe weather affected Bucks and Delaware counties. PECO’s Emergency Response Organization is activated, with crews currently investigating the extent of damage and will be working throughout Tuesday. Estimated restoration times will be available as crews continue to assess damage and make repairs.
As of 8 a.m. on Tuesday, approximately 23,000 customers are without service.
• Bucks County = 14,000
• Chester County = Scattered
• Delaware County = 7,000
• Montgomery County = 1,000
• Philadelphia County = Scattered
• York County = Scattered
A thunderstorm that produced heavy rain, lightning and strong winds, moved through southeastern Pennsylvania, leaving downed trees and tree limbs, flooding conditions, and causing damage to utility poles and electric equipment.
Approximately 90,000 customers were impacted by the storm, with more than 74,000 customers without service at the height. As of 8 a.m. on Tuesday, around 23,000 PECO customers are currently without electric service.
What are we doing?
When storms and extreme weather hit, PECO is prepared and dedicated to safely restoring service to our customers as quickly as possible. PECO personnel work around the clock until every last customer is restored.
PECO’s Emergency Response Organization is activated, and all available personnel are responding to support our customers. PECO has secured local contractor crews to provide assistance in making repairs.
Estimated restoration times will be available as crews continue to assess damage and make repairs.
We know our customers are inconvenienced anytime they are without service and we appreciate their patience and understanding as we make repairs.
What do we want customers to know/do?
PECO urges customers to be safe during severe weather by staying away from downed power lines and potentially damaged electric equipment.
Customers should always assume that PECO equipment is energized. Report downed power lines by contacting us at 1-800-841-4141.
Customers experiencing any issues with their electric or natural gas service should contact PECO at 1-800-841-4141.
Customers also can easily report issues with their electric service at peco.com/outages using their phone, tablet or computer or through PECO’s free mobile app.
Download PECO’s free mobile app to report outages and receive notifications on restoration status. The PECO mobile app is available through the App Store or Google Play.
Visit peco.com/alerts to choose how to receive information – via text, email or phone – including when power is out in your area, when your service is expected to be restored, or when your power is restored.
PECO also has a two-way texting program for outages. By texting “ADDOUTAGE” to MYPECO (697326), customers can enroll in the program, report outages and check the status of their outage through text messaging. To use this service a customer’s mobile number must be registered with their account.
Daytime and nighttime lane restrictions are scheduled next week on U.S. 13 (Chester Pike/MacDade Boulevard) for resurfacing operations as part of an improvement project to repair and resurface 47 miles of state highway in Delaware County.
According to a press release from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, lane restrictions are scheduled on U.S. 13 (Chester Pike/MacDade Boulevard) between Stuart Avenue and Rundale Avenue in Folcroft, Sharon Hill, Collingdale, Darby, Yeadon, and Glenolden boroughs for milling and paving operations on Sunday, June 9, through Friday, June 14, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because slowdowns will occur. The contractor’s schedule is dependent on the weather.
For more details, please see the complete press release.
PECO is updating their equipment now through June of 2019 in the area of Rundale Avenue (between Yeadon Avenue and MacDade Boulevard) and Yeadon Avenue (between Guenther Avenue and Parmley Avenue) from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. This work was expected to begin in the summer, but PECO had to move up the date. Utility Line Services (a PECO contractor) will perform the work. For your safety please abide by the posted signs.
This work will be performed by Utility Line Services, a qualified PECO contractor. If you have any questions regarding this project and for scheduling purposes, please contact Joe Favarulo at 610-636-0174.
PECO has provided a letter to residents in the area with additional details, available for viewing here.