Village at Valley Forge
Aqua Pennsylvania’s (Aqua) wastewater subsidiary entered an agreement to provide utility wastewater services to The Village at Valley Forge — a mixed-use community that was under construction in the King of Prussia submarket in late 2010. Aqua Pennsylvania already served public water to the remainder of the township and to the Village community as well.
The development — described by its builder as “a mixed-use lifestyle center, or village with its own town center”— was being built on the 125-acre site of the former Valley Forge Golf Club adjacent to one of the nation’s largest shopping malls, the King of Prussia Mall, in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County. It is also situated near the intersection of four major highways including the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Under the agreement with Realen Properties of Berwyn, Realen built the collection system and pumping station for the dedicated use of Aqua’s wastewater utility, which now owns and operates the wastewater system.
Under a separate agreement, Realen contracted with Aqua America’s non-regulated subsidiary Aqua Resources, Inc. to build the aforementioned pump station, which along with the first phase of the collection system has since been dedicated to Aqua’s wastewater utility. This unique project allows Aqua water and wastewater utilities the potential to gain up to 3,000 residential customers, which is equivalent to about 10,000 residents.