Pennsylvania American Water Plans $500,000 Water Line Upgrade in Royersford Borougharrow

July 18, 2019

ROYERSFORD, Pa. (July 18, 2019) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to replace a section of water main, as well as utility-owned service lines and fire hydrants, in Royersford Borough to improve water service reliability and fire protection for area residents. The cost of the project is approximately $500,000 and will upgrade aging cast iron pipe dating back to the early 1900s.   Beginning the week of July 15, crews will begin to install nearly 2,600 feet of new eight-inch ductile iron water main, along with new copper service lines and fittings for 40 customers. Construction activity will occur on Arch St. between S. 3rd Ave. and S. 4th Ave., N. 3rd Ave. between Uni-Tech and Chestnut St., N. 3rd Ave. between Chestnut St. and Summer St., and Summer St. between N. 3rd Ave. and the cul-de-sac. Final paving restoration is scheduled to be ...

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Pennsylvania American Water to Begin $2.2 Million Water Line Upgrade in Derry Townshiparrow

July 18, 2019

HERSHEY, Pa. (July 18, 2019) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of a major construction project to replace a section of water main, as well as utility-owned service lines and fire hydrants, in Derry Township to improve water service reliability and fire protection for area residents and businesses. The cost of the project is approximately $2,200,000 and will upgrade aging and undersized pipe dating back to the 1950s. Beginning the week of July 22, crews will begin to install nearly 8,000 feet of new twelve-inch ductile iron water main on Rte. 322 (West Governor Rd.) between Lucy Ave./Bullfrog Valley Rd. and Hockersville Dr./Fishburn Rd. Final paving restoration is planned for completion by Fall 2019, weather permitting. “This major water main replacement project supports our commitment to delivering clean, reliable drinking water to our customers an...

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Pennsylvania American Water Announces $2.7 Million Water Line Replacement Projects in Dickson City and Throoparrow

July 16, 2019

Project replaces outdated water main dating back to the 1900s   SCRANTON, Pa. (July 16, 2019) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced upgrades to more than 14,400 feet of water main in Dickson City and Throop 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 1900, is approximately $2.7 million.   Starting this week, Pennsylvania American Water’s contractors are replacing existing six-, and eight-inch cast iron water mains with new eight-inch ductile iron pipe along Carmalt and Lincoln streets.  Contractors are also installing more than 9,000 feet of new eight-inch pipe in Throop, along Woodlawn, Short, Helen, Kossuth, and Clark streets as part of a project that began late last month..    ...

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High-Performing Students Earn Pennsylvania American Water’s 2019 “Stream Of Learning” Scholarshipsarrow

June 12, 2019

Dateline City: MECHANICSBURG, Pa. MECHANICSBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water today announced that 10 students across Pennsylvania have been selected to receive $1,000 scholarships through its Stream of Learning scholarship program. Now in the program’s 10th year, Pennsylvania American Water offers scholarships to support outstanding students from its service areas who are charting a course of study critical to the water and wastewater industry. A panel of judges selected the winners from more than approximately 50 scholarship applicants, evaluating them on criteria including academic achievement, community service, career aspirations in the water and wastewater industry and letters of recommendation. “We are proud to reward...

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Top Prizes Awarded to Students in Pennsylvania American Water’s “Protect Our Watersheds” Art Contestarrow

June 05, 2019

Dateline City: MECHANICSBURG, Pa. MECHANICSBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water today announced the winners of its 17th Annual “Protect Our Watersheds” Art Contest, with a sixth-grade student from Montgomery County scoring top honors. The company received more than 350 entries from fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders across the commonwealth. Sixth grader Lila Weingarten of Spring-Ford Intermediate School earned the grand prize for her artwork that reminds us “We Depend on our Watershed. We Need to Protect It!” Her artwork will be featured on “bloomer cards” and distributed across the state by Pennsylvania American Water. Bloomers are seed-filled cards that, when planted and tended, produce a variety of wildflowers. “So many s...

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Pennsylvania American Water Announces Punxsutawney Water System Upgrades arrow

June 04, 2019

Punxsutawney, Pa. – Pennsylvania American Water announced today the start of construction to replace approximately 1 mile of aging water main in its Punxsutawney service area to improve service reliability and fire protection for residents. The combined cost of these system improvements is approximately $1.3 million. “These water main replacement projects support our promise to deliver clean, dependable drinking water to our customers,” said David Drozd, senior supervisor of operations. “In addition, the replacement of four aging fire hydrants will enhance fire protection throughout the area.” The company’s Punxsutawney system provides water service to more than 3,500 customers. These pipeline replacement projects are in addition to the rehabilitation of a 300,000-gallon water storage tank located on Hillcrest Drive in Young Township. Wea...

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Pennsylvania American Water to Host Community Open House at Brownsville Water Treatment Plant June 12arrow

June 04, 2019

BROWNSVILLE, Pa. – Pennsylvania American Water announced today that customers are invited to tour its Brownsville Water Treatment Plant during a community open house on Wednesday, June 12, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Visitors will learn where their drinking water comes from and how the water is treated and tested. They also will have the opportunity to talk with the company’s local management team and water quality professionals. “Our Brownsville Water Treatment Plant has been recognized by state and federal regulators for producing water that meets, or exceeds standards,” said Pennsylvania American Water Operations Superintendent Jake Gentile. “This open house will provide our Brownsville customers with a unique opportunity to learn more about their drinking water and meet the people who make it happen 24/7.” The free tours are for all ages...

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Pennsylvania American Water Partners with Local Groups for “Wonderful World of Water” Campsarrow

May 30, 2019

Partnerships provide hands-on environmental education    SCRANTON, Pa. (May 30, 2019) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced two partnerships for the company’s annual Wonderful World of Water Camps, to be held in Wilkes-Barre and Peckville this year.  The camps are offered free to children of Pennsylvania American Water customers.   Sponsored by Pennsylvania American Water, the Wonderful World of Water Day Camps provide an opportunity for area children to enjoy outdoor fun while learning about water.  Day campers, ages 7 – 11, will explore watershed basics, learn how human activity on the land affects the quality of water in rivers and streams, and discover solutions to water pollution. Campers will also learn about the importance of watershed protection along the banks of our local rivers, the Susquehanna River and the Lacka...

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Pennsylvania American Water Announces $7.4 Million in Washington County Water System Upgrades arrow

May 29, 2019

McMurray, Pa. – Pennsylvania American Water announced today the start of construction to replace approximately 7.5 miles of aging water main in Washington County to improve service reliability and fire protection for residents. The combined cost of these system improvements is approximately $7.4 million. “These water main replacement projects help support our promise to deliver clean, dependable drinking water to our customers,” said Pennsylvania American Water Senior Manager of Operations, Jason Gentile. “In addition, the replacement of more than 50 fire hydrants throughout the area will help ensure first responders have access to the water they need to protect our communities.” The company’s Washington County system provides water service to more than 123,000 people. These pipeline replacement projects are in addition to a $6.2 investment to...

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Pennsylvania American Water Begins Water Line Replacement Project in Jessuparrow

May 28, 2019

Project replaces outdated water main dating back to the 1900s   SCRANTON, Pa. (May 28, 2019) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced upgrades to more than 3,000 feet of water main in Jessup to improve water service 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 1900, is approximately $640,000.   Starting this week, Pennsylvania American Water’s contractors are replacing existing four-inch cast iron water mains with new eight-inch ductile iron pipe along Dolph, Hand, and Delaware streets, beginning with Delaware 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 install...

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