PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER WARNS CENTRE AND CLEARFIELD COUNTY CUSTOMERS OF POTENTIAL UTILITY IMPOSTERSarrow

December 12, 2017

Philipsburg, Pa. (Dec. 12, 2017) – Based on recent events, Pennsylvania American Water is alerting Centre and Clearfield County customers to be aware of individuals posing as utility employees. These imposters are utilizing various tactics in an attempt to either gain entry into unsuspecting customers’ homes. Earlier this week, individuals approached several Snyder Township residents under the guise of providing water sampling to gain entry to their homes. “We are currently not conducting any in home sampling,” said Jane Moore, Pennsylvania American Water’s Philipsburg District Supervisor.  “We remind our customers to be vigilant in confirming the identity of utility workers by utilizing a few simple steps.” Legitimate Pennsylvania American Water employees typically do not need to gain access to a customer’s homes, unless ther...

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PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER ANNOUNCES $880,000 MCKEAN COUNTY WATER TREATMENT PLANT UPGRADEarrow

December 11, 2017

KANE, Pa. (December 11, 2017) – Pennsylvania American Water announced today that it will be investing approximately $880,000 to upgrade treatment facilities at the company’s Kane Water Treatment Plant. The investment will include upgrading the plant’s primary treatment facilities including the sedimentation basin, which was installed in the late 1800s. “Sedimentation basins are the first step in the treatment process and remove particles from the source water,” said Pennsylvania American Water Senior Project Manager Jed Fiscus. “This investment will better control source water into the plant and improve the overall operation of the sedimentation basin.” Construction started in October and is expected to be completed by spring 2018. Mealy Excavating and Construction, Inc. of Tionesta is the contractor for the project. The company does not an...

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ADDITIONAL SEWER LINE UPGRADES START IN PARKESBURGarrow

December 11, 2017

COATESVILLE, Pa. (December 11, 2017) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction of more sewer line improvements in Parkesburg Borough to improve service reliability and prevent sewer blockages. The estimated cost of the project is $390,000. Starting this week, the company will install approximately 1,400 feet of new sewer pipe along 6th Avenue between Limestone Road and East and West Bridge Streets. Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction hours, and motorists are urged to give themselves extra time when traveling through the area. Weather permitting, construction is expected to take two months to complete the sewer main installation, with final paving restoration scheduled for spring 2018. The project follows another sewer line replacement project that beg...

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Settlement Unanimously Approved in Pennsylvania American Water Rate Casearrow

December 07, 2017

Dateline City: HERSHEY, Pa. HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today unanimously approved a settlement that allows Pennsylvania American Water to raise water and wastewater rates, effective January 1, 2018. The primary factor behind the rate increase is the approximately $1.26 billion of investments to replace and upgrade aging infrastructure since its last rate case in 2013. “We are pleased the commission has approved this fair and reasonable settlement, which balances our customers’ interests with the much-needed investments we make to ensure reliable, quality service,” said Pennsylvania American Water President Jeffrey McIntyre. “We appreciate the diligence and cooperation of the PUC Bureau of Investigation...

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PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER COMPLETES $1 MILLION WATERLINE PROJECT IN DRAVOSBURGarrow

December 07, 2017

McMurray, Pa. (December 7, 2017) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the completion of a $1 million main line replacement project on Skyline Drive in Dravosburg, Allegheny County, to improve service reliability and enhance fire protection. The new ductile iron pipeline is 2,400 feet and replaced an approximately 60 year old main. Temporary road restoration will be completed next week if temperatures permit, per PennDot winter weather restrictions. Final paving restoration is scheduled for completion in early spring 2018. Pennsylvania 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 2.3 million people. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly tr...

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Pennsylvania American Water Reminds Customers to Act Now to Prevent Frozen Pipes Laterarrow

December 05, 2017

Dateline City: HERSHEY, Pa. HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With weather forecasters predicting cold temperatures very soon, Pennsylvania American Water today advised homeowners to prepare their homes now to prevent frozen and damaged household pipes. “We have experienced some mild winters in recent years, but that doesn’t mean customers should neglect to protect vulnerable areas of their homes to avoid frozen pipes that can burst and result in costly damage,” said Pennsylvania American Water Vice President of Operations Jimmy Sheridan. “Protecting your home against the cold helps save on energy bills and safeguards your plumbing against the threat of breaks.” Property owners are responsible for maintenance of the water service line from the curb...

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NORRISTOWN SET FOR $400,000 WATER MAIN UPGRADEarrow

December 04, 2017

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (December 4, 2017) – Pennsylvania American Water today reported that additional water main replacement projects are starting in Norristown to improve service reliability, prevent water outages and enhance fire protection. The projects, with a combined cost of approximately $400,000, will replace aging pipe dating back to the 1900s. Starting this week, crews will install nearly 600 feet of new eight-inch ductile iron main along Walnut Street between Main and Airy Streets. In addition, the company will replace approximately 1,000 feet of water main along Penn Street between Markley and Cherry Streets. The company expects to complete the new main installation, testing and disinfection, and connecting customers’ service lines by the end of December. Weather permitting, final paving restoration will take place by end of December. If not, final paving will be com...

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MORE WATER LINE UPGRADES ON TAP IN NORRISTOWN arrow

November 27, 2017

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (November 27, 2017) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of water main replacement projects in Norristown to improve service reliability, prevent water outages and enhance fire protection. The projects, with a combined cost of approximately $550,000, will replace aging pipe dating back to the 1900s. Starting this week, crews will install nearly 1,200 feet of new eight-inch ductile iron main along Haws Avenue between West Marshall Street and West Main Street. In addition, the company will replace approximately 800 feet of water main along Jacoby Street between Swede Street and DeKalb Street. The company expects to complete the new main installation, testing and disinfection, connecting customers’ service lines, and final paving restoration by the end of December. Construction will take place weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Traffic re...

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PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER ASKS CUSTOMERS TO HELP KEEP STORM DRAINS CLEARarrow

November 15, 2017

Falling leaves can block storm drains resulting in flooded roadways   SCRANTON, Pa. (November 15, 2017) – Pennsylvania American Water today reminded customers that falling leaves can block storm drains in their neighborhoods, resulting in excess stormwater and flooding conditions. Proper disposal of leaves and yard waste also keeps waterways clean and helps maintain water quality.   “Homeowners often rake fallen leaves to the curb for collection by their municipality,” said Mark Cross, manager of wastewater operations, Pennsylvania American Water. “Not all municipalities conduct curbside pickup of leaves. Wind or rain can wash those leaves down the gutter, blocking storm drains and causing additional issues during rain storms, including flooding streets.”   Pennsylvania American Water recommends leaves and other yard waste be...

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PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER STARTS $500,000 WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT IN CITY OF PITTSBURGHarrow

November 13, 2017

McMurray, Pa. (November 13, 2017) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of a water main relocation project in the City of Pittsburgh as part of the  City’s planned replacement of the bridge at the intersection of Carnahan and Banksville Roads. The approximately $500,000 project is necessary to relocate nearly 700 feet of existing water main along Camden Avenue. During construction, crews will close portions of Banksville and Carnahan Roads between November 13 and December 15.  The posted detour is Potomac Avenue between Greentree and Banksville Roads. Subsequently, portions of Wenzell Avenue between Tole Street and Banksville Road will be closed between December 15 and January 15. The posted detour will be Broadway Avenue to Banksville Road. The company expects to complete the main relocation by the end of January 2018,weather permitting, and...

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