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
“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
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