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Project replaces outdated water main dating back to the 1900s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..