Chelten / Maplewood

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Current Phase:


June 2023


Estimated Spring 2024

Map of project 20464 affected streets.


Project #20464 Chelten / Maplewood will replace water mains in the Germantown neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia.

Streets Affected

  • Wayne Ave. from W. School House Ln. to W. Chelten Ave.
  • Maplewood Ave. from Greene St. to Wayne Ave.
  • W. Chelten Ave. from Germantown Ave. to Wayne Ave.
  • Heiskell St. from E. Armat St. to E. Chelten Ave.
  • Haines St. from Germantown Ave. to Dead End, south of McCallum St.
  • E. Price St. from Baynton St. to Morton St. (+ GSI Work)
  • Wayne Ave. from W. Coulter St. to W. School House Ln. (+ GSI Work)
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Project #20464

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Project Files

20464 Construction LetterApril 21, 2023


Project #20464 Construction Update: December 2023

#20464 Construction Updates:

  • Maplewood Ave has passed testing and property tie-ins to the new main will begin December 11 and require water shutoffs
  • Haines St and Wayne St (from Coulter to Schoolhouse) are waiting for testing results
  • Heiskell St, Chelten Ave, and Wayne St (from Schoolhouse to Chelten) are waiting for sampling to go to testing
  • Fresh temporary pavement has been laid while waiting for testing (see attached images)
Posted by:
Amy Hopf
Project Update

Construction Update for Project #20464

  1. The new water mains have been installed but have not been connected yet.
  2. Mains must go through a series of tests before we can put them in service and connect them to the customers’ properties.
  3. The timing of this connection work is coordinated with the customer in advance.
  4. Street restoration is the final step.

Danella Companies (Hired Contractor) have provided the following estimated schedule*:

  • Testing of new water mains: through November
  • Connection to service lines: end of November – December
  • Final tie-in: early December

* The estimated schedule depends on the results of the tests.

Posted by:
Amy Hopf
Project Update

Community Meeting with Penn Knox Neighborhood Association: Nov. 7

The Philadelphia Water Department will join Penn Knox Neighborhood Association to host a project update meeting on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 7pm. The meeting will be held virtually on Zoom.

Join online via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5236478245

Join by phone: 1-646-876-9923
Meeting ID: 523 647 8245

This community meeting will review the installation of new water mains and discuss impacts on Chelten and Wayne Ave commercial corridors and the surrounding neighborhood.

The Department of Commerce will be present to share resources available for businesses impacted by construction.

See and share the meeting flyer!: 20464 Community Meeting Flyer: November 2023

Posted by:
Amy Hopf
Project Update

Updates for Project #20464, October 2023

Updates for Project #20464, October 2023:

  1. There are planned full closures along Chelten Street. The last day with a full closure is Thursday, November 2, 2023.
  2. There will be upcoming water shutoffs. Before any shutoffs or tie-ins to the new main, PWD makes sure to notify the public and provide notices to the affected customers.
  3. To ensure the safety and efficiency of the restoration process, steel plates have been used to cover the work during the night.
  4. The timeline for the full restoration of the streets is dependent on the completion of the water main testing: samples must pass for safety. Once samples have passed the necessary tests, PWD will begin the restoration process.
Posted by:
Amy Hopf
Project Update

Penn Knox Neigborhood Association community meeting

PWD attends Penn Knox Neighborhood Association monthly meeting on June 6, 2023 to share information about Project #20464.

Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5236478245

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