Chester County is served by an extensive but often hidden utility network that includes sewage facilities, water supply, stormwater control, pipelines, energy, telephone and internet service, and trash disposal. This web page provides information on pipelines, sewer planning, and water planning.

Programs and Projects

Act 537 Sewage Facility Reviews

PA Act 537 requires that Chester County review any proposed changes to a municipality's sewage facilities plan. CCPC conducts these reviews as part of its environmental planning. Learn More

PA Act 67 and 68 Reviews

PA Acts 67 and 68 direct state agencies to consider local land-use plans and ordinances when reviewing applications for the funding of, or the permitting of, infrastructure or facilities. The goals of these two acts are to avoid conflicts with local land use decisions, and to facilitate consistent planning at the local, county, and regional levels. Learn More

Pipeline Information Center

The PIC was created to provide residents with a central location where they can find information on all aspects of pipeline issues including pipeline safety, the pipeline review process, and the latest information on pipeline project activity within Chester County and the surrounding region. Learn More

County-wide Planning Policies

Landscapes3 is the comprehensive plan for Chester County, and renews the county's commitment to balancing growth and preservation to foster vibrant communities. Landscapes3 is organized around six goal areas: Preserve, Protect, Appreciate, Live, Prosper, and Connect, and addresses land use, growth, and preservation as part of the Landscapes Map. Utilities and infrastructure are addressed primarily within the Connect goal area of Landscapes3, with additional discussion as part of the Landscapes Map and within Prosper.

Issues and Trends

Sustainable Practices

View examples of sustainable activities and practices that have been successfully implemented throughout the county.


View the issues facing Chester County as identified in the process for Landscapes3.


View the Trend Report created in the process for Landscapes3.


The Planning Commission regularly coordinates with a variety of partner agencies to address utility and infrastructure needs of the county. View a list of our partner agencies.