Aqua PA's Schuylkill County Efforts

Aqua Pennsylvania’s Quick Action Makes for a Safer Schuylkill County

In a major step toward improving public safety for the people of Shenandoah Borough, West Mahanoy and Butler Townships, Aqua Pennsylvania successfully replaced 37 inoperable fire hydrants less than six months after acquiring the water system from the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Shenandoah (MABS) in July 2023.

“Within the first three weeks of ownership we identified nearly 25% of the fire hydrants protecting this community to be inoperable. It became an immediate priority,” said Aqua Pennsylvania President Marc Lucca. “Our work on fire hydrants marks a real improvement that people can see, and rest assured knowing they will operate when required. We’re proud to serve this community and our partnership with emergency responders who put their lives on the line when responding to fire emergencies.”

Shenandoah Borough officials praised Aqua’s quick work in fixing this serious problem.

“I'm pleased with the progress being made, especially with addressing the issue of the inoperable hydrants, with the safety of the residents being of paramount importance in the town,” said Shenandoah Borough Manager Tony Sajone. “Since the onset, the Borough has had a very good working relationship with Aqua, which is instrumental in facing the many challenges that the future will bring in updating the current infrastructure system.”