COATESVILLE, Pa. (September 6, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to replace aging water main in the City of Coatesville to improve service reliability and prevent water outages. The project, with a cost of approximately $610,000, will replace outdated pipe dating back to the 1940s.

Starting next week, the company will install approximately 1,500 feet of new eight-inch ductile iron pipe along Blackhorse Hill Road between Coates Street and the Coatesville city limits, and along Cedar Street between Graham Avenue and Blackhorse Hill Road. Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be 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 October, weather permitting. Final paving restoration is scheduled to be completed by this fall.

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 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in 45 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 and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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