Athens Borough Line Replacement

Athens Borough Lead and Galvanized Service Line Replacement Project 

Aqua Pennsylvania’s mission is protecting and providing earth’s most essential resource. That includes protecting customers drinking water from contaminants like lead. While regulatory standards mandate our drinking water meets all current requirements as it enters and moves through our distribution (pipes) system, some lead can enter customers’ drinking water from their service lines, which are pipes that carry water from our mains (pipes) in the street into homes. Lead may even enter drinking water from appliances within the home. 

Service lines can be thought of as being split into two portions, a customer-owned portion and a utility-owned portion. The utility-owned portion extends from the water main (pipe) in the street to the curb box/valve at the curb line/property line.  The customer-owned portion extends from the curb box/valve at the curb line/property line to the customer’s structure.   

In order to address this topic, we’re currently working on a Lead and Galvanized Service Line Replacement project. As part of this replacement project, we will survey and identify customers with unknown service line material in Athens Township, Athens Borough, Sayre Borough, and South Waverly Borough. Replacements will initially only occur within Athens Borough.. Other municipalities will be replaced during subsequent projects. Over the next one-to-two years, you may see contracted plumbers in these communities replacing services on roughly 400 homes and businesses that we have identified as having lead and galvanized service lines, as well as identifying services with an unknown material.  

As part of our Lead Service Line Replacement Program, replacements are done at no direct cost to Aqua customers.  We continue to research opportunities for grants and low-interest loans to support these and other programs.  

Aqua will contact customers to schedule a service line replacement. To ensure customer safety, do not permit access by any contractor or plumber without prior notice and proper identification. 

Below you will find some helpful information to address questions you may have about the project. 

Thank you for the opportunity to serve your community. 

Marc A. Lucca, 


President, Aqua Pennsylvania

This information contains regulatorily required or recommended language and nothing herein is intended as, nor should be construed as, a promise of or contract for payment or reimbursement of expenses incurred for any action you take on account of this information.