To Combat Scammers, Pennsylvania American Water Ramps Up Public Outreach as Part of National Utility Scam Awareness Weekarrow

November 12, 2018

Dateline City: HERSHEY, Pa. HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water, a member of the award-winning Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS), is reinforcing efforts to remind customers of the tactics scammers use to steal money and how to guard against falling victim to impostor utility scams. The company’s customer education campaign is coordinated with Utility Scam Awareness Week to highlight “7 Scams in 7 Days” from November 11 – 17, 2018. UUAS, a consortium of more than 100 U.S. and Canadian electric, water, and natural gas companies (and their respective trade associations), continues to raise awareness of utility scams targeting customers. The third annual Utility Scam Awareness Day is set for Wednesday, November 14, and is supported...

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PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER COMPLETES $3.2 MILLION UPGRADE AT INDIANA COUNTY TREATMENT PLANTarrow

November 02, 2018

INDIANA, Pa. – Pennsylvania American Water today hosted Indiana County elected officials and other dignitaries to mark the completion of major improvements to its Two Lick Creek Water Treatment Plant. The $3.2 million upgrade improves water service and safety for nearly 19,000 people in Indiana Borough and White Township who are served by the plant. “Our ability to provide clean, safe, reliable and affordable water to these customers is dependent on the ability to make critical infrastructure investments,” said Sean Graves, senior director of operations for Pennsylvania American Water. Pennsylvania American Water and its partner, Kukurin Contracting, started construction in March 2017. The upgrades include two new intake structures, which improves reliability in the treatment process. The project also replaced gas chlorine with liquid chlorine to treat t...

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PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER WELCOMES COMMUNITY TO OPEN HOUSE AT BUTLER COUNTY TREATMENT PLANT arrow

November 01, 2018

SUMMIT TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Pennsylvania American Water announced today that the company will be hosting a community open house at the Butler Drinking Water Treatment Plant on Saturday, Nov 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. “Our team delivers approximately 6 million gallons of award-winning drinking water each day to our Butler County customers,” said Pennsylvania American Water Production Supervisor Kevin Mortimer. “This open house will provide a unique opportunity for visitors to learn more about their drinking water and meet the people who make it happen 24/7.” Located at 203 Oneida Valley Road in Summit Township, the treatment facility was constructed in 1971 and serves approximately 18,000, customers in the City of Butler, East Butler, Butler, Center, Connoquenessing, Forward, Franklin, Penn and Summit Townships. The free all-ages tour will occur primarily o...

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PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER AND PARTNERS DEDICATE NEW GRIFFIN RESERVOIR FISHING PIERarrow

PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER AND PARTNERS DEDICATE NEW GRIFFIN RESERVOIR FISHING PIER
October 30, 2018

SCRANTON, PA (October 30, 2018) — U.S. Armed Forces veterans were honored with a fishing event Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, at Griffin Reservoir near Scranton to celebrate the dedication of a new public fishing pier that gives community members of all ages and physical abilities improved access to the popular impoundment. The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA), Pennsylvania American Water, American Water Charitable Foundation (AWCF) and a consortium of local labor unions hosted the event. Union volunteers assisted the veterans, each of whom received a free rod, reel and tackle courtesy of Pure Fishing, plus additional items courtesy of Carhartt. Prior to the dedication ceremony, a catered lunch was provided to all veterans and other participants. The dedication recognized USA volunteers from Pennsylvania American Water, Utility Workers Local 537, Electrical Workers Local ...

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NEXT PHASE OF $1.2 MILLION WATER LINE UPGRADE IN HAMPDEN TOWNSHIP SHIFTING TO OVERNIGHT WORKarrow

October 25, 2018

HERSHEY, Pa. (October 25, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced that crews will transition to overnight construction in Hampden Township for phase two of its approximately $1.2 million water main replacement project. When completed, the upgrade will improve service reliability for customers and increase flows for fire protection by replacing aging pipe dating back to the 1950s. Construction began in late September to install nearly 4,300 feet of new 12-inch ductile iron pipe along Sporting Hill Road between Carlisle Pike and East Trindle Road. The project’s first phase took place in areas without traffic impact, but the next phase calls for traffic restrictions along the highly travelled Sporting Hill Road. “We are shifting to overnight construction to help alleviate the traffic impact and inconvenience, but we are also asking motorists to use altern...

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PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER LAWRENCE COUNTY TREATMENT PLANT PROJECT EARNS LOCAL AND NATIONAL HONORSarrow

PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER  LAWRENCE COUNTY TREATMENT PLANT PROJECT EARNS LOCAL AND NATIONAL HONORS
October 22, 2018

NEW BEAVER, Pa.  – Pennsylvania American Water said today its New Ellwood Water Treatment Plant construction project has received the 2018 Economic Development Impact Award from the Lawrence County Regional Chamber of Commerce and has been named the Top Project of 2018 by a national industry publication. “I am very proud of our team and their hard work on this project, which has been recognized by local stakeholders and nationally by our industry peers,” said Jeffrey McIntyre, president of Pennsylvania American Water. “These honors underscore the importance of this major infrastructure investment, which will provide high-quality, reliable water service for years to come while providing an economic boost to the area.” The Lawrence County Regional Chamber of Commerce recently presented the company’s local operations and project teams with the&...

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CALN TOWNSHIP SET FOR $525,000 WATER MAIN UPGRADEarrow

October 15, 2018

COATESVILLE, Pa. (October 15, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to install new water main in Caln Township to improve service reliability and prevent water outages. The project cost is approximately $525,000 and will replace outdated pipe dating back to the 1940s. Starting this week, the company will install nearly 3,500 feet of new eight-inch ductile iron along Reed Street between 17th Avenue and 13th Avenue, and along 13th Avenue between Reed Street and West Chester Road. Crews expect to complete the water main installation, testing and disinfection, and connecting customers’ service lines to the new main by early December, weather permitting. Final street paving restoration is scheduled for next spring. Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction, and motorist...

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PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER TO REPLACE AGING WATER MAIN IN SINKING SPRING arrow

October 10, 2018

WYOMISSING, Pa. (October 10, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of installation of new water main in Sinking Spring Borough to improve service reliability and prevent water outages. The project cost is approximately $350,000 and will replace outdated cast iron pipe dating back to the 1950s. Starting today, October 10, the company will install nearly 850 feet of new eight-inch PVC pipe along Gring Drive between Clover Avenue and Broadcasting Road. Crews expect to complete the water main installation, testing and disinfection, and connecting customers’ service lines to the new main by early November, weather permitting. Final street paving restoration is scheduled for next spring. Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction, and motorists are urged to give themselves extra time and...

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$4.7 MILLION UPGRADE COMING FOR CLARION COUNTY WATER, WASTEWATER SYSTEMSarrow

October 09, 2018

CLARION BOROUGH, Pa. (OCTOBER 9, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water announced today an approximately $4.7 million investment to upgrade its water and wastewater systems in Clarion County. The new construction includes upgrading the company’s two local wastewater treatment plants and the replacement of water and sewer mains. “These upgrades will improve water and wastewater service reliability for our Clarion County customers,” said Pennsylvania American Water Operations Superintendent Jake Gentile. “The pipes being replaced have reached the end of their service life, with some water mains dating back to the early 1900s. We expect the new mains we’re installing to last the next 100 years.” A new headworks facility is under construction at the company’s Paint-Elk Wastewater Treatment Plant. The existing headworks equipment is no longer...

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$1.4 MILLION WATER MAIN UPGRADE KICKS OFF IN NORRISTOWN AREA SYSTEMarrow

September 24, 2018

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (September 24, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction projects to replace aging water main in Norristown, East Norriton Township, West Norriton Township and Lower Providence Township to improve service reliability and prevent water outages. The combined cost of the projects is approximately $1.4 million and will replace outdated pipe dating as far back as the 1890s. Starting this week, the company will install nearly 1,100 feet along North Trooper Road between Chestnut Avenue and Amy Drive, spanning the Lower Providence Township and West Norriton Township boundary line. Crews expect to complete the new main installation, testing and disinfection, and connecting customers’ service lines to the new main by early October, weather permitting. Next in East Norriton Township, crews will replace approximately 800 feet of a...

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