Chestnut Hill Booster Pumping Station Improvements

Current Phase:


The Philadelphia Water Department is preparing for the complete rehabilitation of the Chestnut Hill Booster Pumping Station (CHBPS) located on the property of the John S. Jenks School at 8301 Germantown Ave.

This work will replace existing pumps, piping, valves, and electrical equipment in order to provide reliable drinking water to the Chestnut Hill area.

PWD plans to replace the roof, gutters, downspouts, door, and the station’s windows in-kind to maintain its historic aesthetics. A fixed steel window will be installed to reflect the original design of the building in 1924.

Community Impacts:
The water distribution piping for the CHBPS is in the center of Germantown Ave. To complete this work, Germantown Ave will need to be fully closed between Southampton Ave and Gravers Lane for up to 8 weeks over the summers of 2025 and 2026.

During the rest of the project, two-way traffic on Germantown will be maintained, with parking removed between Southampton Ave and Gravers Lane.

Pedestrian access along Germantown Ave and access to the school playground will be maintained throughout the project. PWD is coordinating with the J.S. Jenks school to minimize impacts and install fencing.

Tentative Forecasted Project Schedule:

  • Phase 1: June 2024 – May 2025
  • Phase 2: June – Aug 2025
  • Phase 3: September 2025 – May 2026
  • Phase 4: June – Aug 2026
  • Phase 5: September – October 2026

Read more about the phases of the Chestnut Hill Booster Pumping Station (CHBPS) Rehabilitation Project: CHBPS Project Summary.

Streets Affected

  • J S Jenks School, Germantown Ave. from Southampton Ave. to Gravers Lane
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Project Files

CHBPS Project SummaryOctober 3, 2023
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