Missouri American Water Plans Pipeline Upgrades on Multiple Streets in Jefferson City

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water has begun five projects to upgrade infrastructure in its Jefferson City district at a combined investment of approximately $1.45 million.

Five water main projects, including replacements, relocations and installations, will ensure Missouri American Water continues to provide safe, reliable water service to customers in Jefferson City.

  • Airport Road: Missouri American Water will be installing approximately 250 feet of new 6-inch PVC water main and retiring old main.
  • Oil Well Rd: The company will be installing approximately 790 feet of new 8-inch PVC water main and replacing 1,975 feet of existing 4-inch main with new 8-inch PVC. There will be also be some fire hydrant replacement in this area.
  • Various: The company will be installing approximately 200 feet of 8-inch ductile iron pipe along E. Atchison, 650 feet of 8-inch ductile iron pipe along Harding St., 550 feet of 8-inch PVC pipe along Cordell St., 650 feet of 8-inch ductile iron pipe along Dockery St., and 345 feet of 8-inch PVC pipe along Madeline St. There will be several new fire hydrants added in this area. A variety of cast iron pipe sizes will be retired.
  • Industrial St: The company will be installing approximately 1,100 feet of 12-inch ductile iron pipe and installing 4 fire hydrants.
  • W. Fillmore St: The company will be installing approximately 550 feet of 8-inch ductile iron pipe, replacing the 6-inch cast iron pipe, from Jefferson St. to Washington St. An additional fire hydrant will also be added.

“Some of these water mains we’re replacing date from before World War II,” said Brent Haas, Operations Manager. “They have all exceeded their useful life, and so to ensure we can continue uninterrupted service of clean, safe, award-winning water, we have to replace this aging infrastructure. We ask for patience from customers and from the people of Jefferson City as we undertake these projects.”

Work on these projects generally will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. There will be a few evening hours in high traffic areas to avoid an inconvenience to our customers. Weather-pending, the projects are expected to be completed by the end of December, with restoration of any disturbed land to be completed in spring 2019.

During construction, customers might experience temporary water service interruptions, discolored water and/or lower-than-normal water pressure. For more information, contact Missouri American Water at 866-430-0820.

Missouri American Water

Missouri American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 1.5 million people.

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,900 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


Missouri American Water
Brian Russell
Communications Manager
T - 314-996-2239
C - 314-825-3578

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