SCRANTON, Pa. (November 27, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to replace sewer main along North Webster Avenue, Scranton. The company will install approximately 240 feet of 15-inch pipe at a cost of approximately $240,000.


Starting this week, Pennsylvania American Water crews will be working along the 1000 block of North Webster between Ash and Poplar Streets.  Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction and drivers are urged to find an alternate route.  The company expects to complete the project by the end of the year, with final restoration and paving scheduled for Spring 2019.


Wastewater service to the area will be maintained during construction.  Once the new main is installed, customer-owned service laterals will need to be connected to the new wastewater main.  When this work occurs, there might be a short interruption of service.  Residents will be notified in advance.   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 and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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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