Project provides redundant line to ensure reliable service


SCRANTON, Pa. (December 20, 2017) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced a project to install approximately 6,000 feet of new 24-inch water main and two pressure reducing valve vaults in Scranton to improve reliability for customers and reduce service disruptions. The $4.1 million project will provide an additional supply line from the Lake Scranton Water Treatment Plant to customers in parts of Scranton.


“This new waterline will provide a second reliable supply for customers in the city’s Southside and West Side areas,” said Jeremy Nelson, project manager, Pennsylvania American Water. “The existing pipe serving this area is 110 years old, and while it’s still in good condition, a redundant line will allow us to maintain that pipe without affecting service to customers.”



Contractors recently started working along Willow Street, installing the new water main.  Work will also take place along Schimpff Court Hamm Court, Birch Street, and Moltke Avenue, as the project progresses.


The existing waterline serving customers in Southside and West Side runs along River Street.  Nelson added, “A break along the River Street main occurred in 2014, affecting thousands of customers.  This second main will allow us to schedule valve maintenance on the existing line without impacting customers.”


Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction.  Work is taking place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The company expects to complete the water main installation, final restoration, and paving in summer 2018.


For more information, contact Pennsylvania American Water’s customer service center at 1-800-565-7292.


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-traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting


This release contains forward looking statements, including, among others, our plan to continue our long-term strategy of capital investment in our systems. There are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements including: general economic business conditions, unfavorable weather conditions, changes in regulations or regulatory treatment and availability and the cost of capital. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.                            

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