Safety, Agriculture, Villages & Environment

“The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania’s public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people.”  Article 1, Section 27 of the PA Constitution. 

S.A.V.E. Virtual Event 2023
Kristen Scudder, freight expert at the DVRPC, discusses freight issues in the Route 41 vicinity

PennDOT has updated their website for planned projects on Route 41:

Projects include plans for a roundabout at the Route 41/926 intersection, as well as a roundabout option at the Route 41/841 intersection in Chatham where the Section 106 process is still underway. 

J.P. Morgan Chase had submitted a proposal for the White Clay Point development along Route 41. New Garden Twp. has passed zoning updates for the Unified Development District dated 5/12/22 and adopted 6/20/22.

In August of 2021, this email between Aqua's attorney and the Receiver for the City of Chester became public through a Right to Know request.

The following month, the PA Commonwealth Court issued a narrow ruling that would enable the City of Chester to sell the Chester Water Authority to Aqua PA. The Chester Water Authority promptly filed an Appeal with the PA Supreme Court. 

The PA Supreme Court agreed to hear the Appeal, which was scheduled for November of 2022, until the Receiver for Chester filed for bankruptcy through Federal Court, causing a hold on all cases in PA State courts. 

Read more about how the Commonwealth is failing Chester and surrounding water customers at

S.A.V.E. supports Landscapes3, the updated comprehensive plan for Chester County's future that seeks to balance preservation with growth across the county’s landscapes through six goal areas: Preserve, Protect, Appreciate, Live, Prosper, and Connect. 

Return on Environment: The Economic Value of Protected Open Space in Chester County, and unveiled a video