State Rep. Pielli announces $6 million to replace lead water pipes in West Chester

(Jan 13, 2023)

WEST CHESTER, Jan. 13 – State Rep. Chris Pielli, D-Chester, announced today $6 million in funding has been awarded to replace approximately 450 lead or galvanized water service lines with at least 18,000 feet of new water service line in Aqua Pennsylvania’s West Chester service area. Pielli said replacing service lines made of materials prone to corrosion is necessary to prevent lead from seeping into residential drinking water. The new service lines will be comprised of safer modern materials. Aqua Pennsylvania , the water and wastewater utility that serves the region, will also use the funding to replace valves, meters, curb stops and shut offs. “This is a proactive initiative to ensure the safety of West Chester’s water supply,” Pielli said. “I’m grateful that Pennvest exists to support these types of efforts across the commonwealth.” The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, commonly known as Pennvest , is financing the project through a low-cost loan of approximately $6 million. The interest rate for the first five years of the 20-year loan is 1.74%, and 2.18% after that. Aqua plans to begin work on the project on March 18, with an anticipated completion date in March 2025. Aqua may also construct additional water mains, if deemed necessary during the service line replacement phase. Pennvest funds sewer, stormwater, and Read more


Pielli sworn in, begins first term as state representative

(Jan 04, 2023)

State Rep. Chris Pielli, D-Chester, took the oath of office at the state Capitol today to begin his first term representing the 156th District. Read more


McClinton applauds, welcomes newest members to House Democratic Caucus

(Dec 08, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 7 – To kick off the new legislative session, Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus Majority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, is welcoming the largest class of incoming legislators to the House Democratic Caucus in more than 15 years. “In January, the House Democratic Caucus will proudly swear in the largest and most diverse class of freshmen legislators in over a decade,” said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. “These public servants are already on the ground in their communities, talking to neighbors, and prepared to be their voices in Harrisburg next month. Without a doubt, they will strengthen our legislature with their diverse experience and perspectives.” House Democrats will welcome 26 new members from communities across the state; some from districts that have never before been represented by a Democrat. New members include: Anthony Bellmon (D-Phila.) : Bellmon served in Philadelphia Congressman Brendan F. Boyle’s office for eight years, solving housing, student loan and immigration issues. As senior adviser to the congressman, Anthony worked on Capitol Hill advancing policy issues to better the lives of children and working families. Lisa A. Borowski (D-Delaware) : Borowski formerly served as vice president of the Radnor Township School District’s school board, leading the way on crafting one of the Read more


Get quality health coverage at a low cost through Pennie

(Dec 01, 2022)

Pennsylvanians can enroll in 2023 health insurance coverage through Pennie now until Jan. 15, 2023. Last year, many Pennsylvanians enrolled in health insurance through a Pennie plan and paid lower monthly premiums due to premium subsidies included in the American Rescue Plan Act. The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act extended these subsidies until Jan. 1, 2026. Visit or the Pennie Customer Service Call Center at 1-844-844-8040. Read more


Need help heating your home? Apply to LIHEAP this winter.

(Dec 01, 2022)

Pennsylvanians in need of energy assistance are encouraged to apply to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for 2022-2023 winter heating season. To see if you qualify, view the table via the link above, and click here to apply online using COMPASS. A paper application can also be found here . Everyone should be able to keep warm during the coldest months of the year, and LIHEAP is a true security blanket for those who are in need. Read more


PA Treasury could be holding your unclaimed property

(Dec 01, 2022)

Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property. It is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property. Unclaimed property may include: Closed bank accounts Uncashed checks, including paychecks Lost stocks and bonds Contents of safe deposit boxes Proceeds from the demutualization of insurance companies Expired gift cards/gift certificates To find out if you have unclaimed property, search your name in the Unclaimed Property database at or call 1-800-222-2046 . There is NO CHARGE to claim your unclaimed property. Read more


PennDOT is hiring for winter maintenance

(Dec 01, 2022)

PennDOT is currently hiring employees for the Winter Maintenance Program. Employees hired for the Winter Maintenance Program are critical to a safe winter season, and these temporary opportunities are an excellent pathway to a permanent career with PennDOT. For more information on how to apply, click here . Read more