YARDLEY, Pa. (July 9, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to replace aging water main in Lower Makefield Township to improve service reliability and prevent water outages. The project, with an estimated cost of nearly $520,000, will replace outdated pipe dating back to the 1950s.

Starting this week, the company will install approximately 2,000 feet of new eight-inch ductile iron pipe along Taylorsville Road between Dolington Road and Highland Drive. Crews will work weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 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 September, 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 investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.4 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 6,900 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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