HERSHEY, Pa. (February 6, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to replace aging water main along Route 322 in Campbelltown, South Londonderry Township to improve service reliability and prevent water outages. The project, with an estimated cost of nearly $920,000, will replace outdated pipe dating back to the 1940s.
Starting this week, the company will install approximately 4,200 feet of new eight and 12-inch ductile iron pipe along Route 322 between Hinkle Road and west of Schoolhouse Road. Crews will work weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Traffic restrictions will in place during construction, and motorists are urged to give themselves extra time and exercise caution when traveling through the work zone.
The company expects to complete the new main installation, testing and disinfection, and connecting customers’ service lines to the new main by the end of May, weather permitting. Final paving restoration will be performed by PENNDoT later this year.
During construction, customers might experience temporary water service interruptions, discolored water and/or lower than normal water pressure. 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 water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.3 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. Marking its 130th anniversary this year, 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 at www.amwater.com.
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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