Pennsylvania American Water Announces Butler County Water System Upgrades arrow

May 20, 2019

Pennsylvania American Water announced today the start of construction to replace approximately 2 miles of aging water main in its Butler County service area to improve service reliability and fire protection for residents. The combined cost of these system improvements is approximately $1.5 million. “These upgrades will replace aging water mains that in some cases date back to the early 1920s in our Butler County system,” said Pennsylvania American Water Senior Manager of Operations Toni Colavecchia. “This investment will help to ensure reliable water service and fire protection for our customers for years to come.” The company’s Butler County system provides water service to more than 19,000 customers. The pipeline upgrades began May 14, 2019, with the replacement of aging water mains along West Main Street in Saxonburg Borough. Over the next several ...

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Pennsylvania American Water Begins Water Line Replacement Project in Exeter Townshiparrow

May 20, 2019

Project replaces outdated water main dating back to the 1950s   WYOMISSING, Pa. (May 20, 2019) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced upgrades to more than 2,500 feet of water main in Exeter Township 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 1950, is approximately $650,000.   Starting this week, Pennsylvania American Water’s contractors are replacing existing six -inch cast iron water mains with new eight-inch ductile iron pipe along Woodland Avenue and Moonflower Road.      Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction.  The company expects to complete the water main installation, including transfer of all ...

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Pennsylvania American Water Launches 2019 Infrastructure Upgrade Project Map during National Infrastructure Weekarrow

May 17, 2019

Dateline City: MECHANICSBURG, Pa. User-friendly web-based map PaAmWaterInvests.com allows customers to see their water and wastewater bills at work on pipeline and system upgrades in their communities MECHANICSBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water announced today that customers can see where dollars from their monthly bills are flowing into water and wastewater system upgrades through a user-friendly online map. The new site, paamwaterinvests.com, shows locations of and details about water and wastewater pipe improvement projects the company has planned across the commonwealth in 2019. The map was launched to coincide with National Infrastructure Week, May 13-20. This na...

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Pennsylvania American Water Launches $675,000 Upgrade of Berks County Water Systemsarrow

May 13, 2019

WYOMISSING, Pa. (May 13, 2019) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to replace aging water main in Spring Township, Wyomissing Borough and Sinking Spring Borough to improve service reliability and prevent water outages. The combined cost of the projects is approximately $675,000 and will replace nearly 2,700 feet of outdated pipe dating back as far back as the early 1900s.   Starting this week, crews will install new eight-inch ductile iron pipe in the following areas:   Spring Township - Intervilla Avenue between Noble Street and Penn Avenue Sinking Spring - Ralph Avenue between Ruth Street and Penn Avenue Wyomissing - Hawthorne Road between Wyomissing Hills Boulevard and Overhill Road.   The company expects to complete construction and final paving restoration by the end of November.   Crews w...

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Pennsylvania American Water Plans $600,000 Water Line Upgrade in Derry and South Londonderry Townshipsarrow

May 13, 2019

HERSHEY, Pa. (May 13, 2019) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to replace aging water main in Derry and South Londonderry Townships to improve service reliability and prevent water outages. The combined cost of the projects is more than $600,000 and will replace outdated and failing pipe dating back as far back as the 1940s.   In South Londonderry Township, work begins later this month to replace approximately 450 feet of pipe along West Market Street between Main Street (Route 322) and the municipal building. The company expects to complete construction by the end of June, and the township will perform final paving restoration later this year.   In mid-June, crews in Derry Township will install 2,500 feet of new eight-inch ductile iron pipe between the Innsbruck Drive cul-de-sac and the end of Rhue Hause Lane, along with a...

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Pennsylvania American Water Announces $1.25 Million Water Line Upgrade in West Norriton Townshiparrow

May 13, 2019

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (May 13, 2019) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced construction projects are underway to replace aging water main in West Norriton Township to improve service reliability and prevent water outages. The combined cost of the projects is approximately $1.25 million and will replace outdated cast iron pipe dating back to the early 1900s.   The company recently started installing nearly 5,800 feet of new eight-inch ductile iron pipe along the following streets:   Liberty Avenue between West Main Street and West Marshall Street Jefferson Avenue between West Main Street and West Marshall Street South Whitehall Road between West Main Street and Christopher Lane Christopher Lane between Joseph Street and South Whitehall Road.   Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during...

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Pennsylvania American Water Announces $1 Million Sewer Line Upgrade Project in Scrantonarrow

May 09, 2019

SCRANTON, Pa. (May 9, 2019) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to replace sewer main along Green Ridge Street and Gardner Avenue in Scranton. The company will install approximately 3,500 feet of 21-inch pipe at a cost of approximately $1 million.   Starting the week of May 13, Pennsylvania American Water contractors will be working along Green Ridge Street between Dickson Avenue and Gardner Avenue.  Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction and drivers are urged to find an alternate route.  The company expects to complete the project by mid-July, with final restoration and paving scheduled for late fall.   Wastewater service to the area will be maintained during construction.  Once the new main is installed, customer-owned service laterals wil...

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Pennsylvania American Water Announces 2019 Environmental Grants for Local Watershed Projectsarrow

May 09, 2019

Dateline City: MECHANICSBURG, Pa. Eight organizations receive $40,000 in funding to help protect water resources in Pennsylvania through annual grant program in conjunction with Drinking Water Week MECHANICSBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water announced today that eight watershed-related projects across the commonwealth will receive financial support through the company’s 2019 Environmental Grant Program. The recipients will receive a share of grant funds totaling $40,000 for their community-based projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds. The announcement coincides with Drinking Water Week – a celebration by the American Water Works Association and the water community ...

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Pennsylvania American Water Announces Water Line Replacement Project in Lower Allen Townshiparrow

May 02, 2019

Project replaces outdated water main dating back to the 1950s   MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May 2, 2019) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced upgrades to 3,700 feet of water main and four fire hydrants in Lower Allen Township 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 1950, is approximately $682,000.   Starting next week, Pennsylvania American Water’s contractors are replacing existing two- and six-inch cast iron water mains with new eight-inch ductile iron pipe along Willow Road, Holly Drive, and Pine Street.      Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction.  The company expects to complete the water main instal...

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Pennsylvania American Water Protects Against Dangers of Improper Prescription Disposalarrow

April 26, 2019

Dateline City: MECHANICSBURG, Pa. MECHANICSBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water is joining forces with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to encourage participation in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 27. This awareness campaign encourages area residents to clean out their medicine cabinets and turn medications in safely and anonymously at their local collection site on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For those who are unable to participate, the campaign teaches the public how to conduct proper disposal at home. “Far too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands and into our community water supplies, potentially causing environmental harm,” said Jennifer Heymann, source water protection ...

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