Flood Recovery Update


The Borough buildings are still without phones/power/internet and are closed to the public.  Residents may still utilize the drop box for payments and correspondence. 

Borough employees are available via phone and email.    Please continue to check the website periodic updates. 

Chester County Comprehensive flood recovery info  

Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce Hurricane Ida Business Relief Fund

  • PECO Electric Restoration Information:  Borough Residents:  If your electrical panel was submersed in the recent flood, you will need a licensed electrician to provide any repairs and inspect your electric service to ensure it has been properly dried. You will also need a third party electrical inspector to place a UL sticker on your  electrical panel prior to PECO turning your power back on.  For third party electrical inspections call 215-244-1919 ask for Erin.  
  • Gas Restoration Inspections Required By PECO Please contact Code Enforcement at 610-269-0344, ext. 208 to schedule the inspection. The following items need to be completed in order to obtain a passing inspection: 
  • A qualified service contractor, such as a plumber or HVAC technician must be onsite at the residence or business for this inspection to be conducted by the Borough.
  • An air test of the gas system must be provided with a minimum of 3psi for 10 minutes (Inspector must witness this test)
  • Replace any submerged gas control valves.
  • Replace thermostats on gas water heaters that were submerged.
  • Wash/clean pilot and main burners on all affected appliances.
  • Clean and dry any internal gas lines of appliances.
  • Any affected appliances must be disconnected and capped for the inspection. 
PECO will be notified of the passing inspection from the borough. Although, after the passing inspection, the home or business owner will need to call PECO’s customer care number at: 1-800-494-4000. This will initiate a response from a PECO crew to visit your property. A responsible party shall be present for PECO to access the interior of the structure and restore gas.