July 30, 2018
Project replaces outdated water main dating back to the 1920s
SCRANTON, Pa. (July 30, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced upgrades to nearly 6,000 feet of water main in Forty Fort to improve reliability for customers, reduce service disruptions and increase water flows for firefighting. The cost of the system improvements, which replace water main dating as far back as 1920, is approximately $840,000.
Starting this week, Pennsylvania American Water’s contractors are replacing existing four-, six-, and eight-inch cast iron water mains with new eight-inch ductile iron pipe along Virginia Terrace, Pettebone Street, and Elizabeth Street. Work will begin in mid-August on Yates and Culvert streets.
Crews will work weekdays between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction.&nbs...