Project scheduled ahead of bridge replacement along Jefferson Avenue


SCRANTON, Pa. (December 17, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to  relocate  water and sewer main in  Dunmore in advance of  the scheduled Jefferson Avenue bridge project. The company will replace approximately 100 feet of 10-inch water main, and more than 300 feet of 30-inch sewer main.  The cost of the system improvement, which replaces pipe dating back to the early 1900s, is approximately $350,000.


Starting the week of December 17, Pennsylvania American Water’s contractors will be working along Jefferson Avenue between Electric and Grandview Streets.  Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. The area of the bridge will be closed during construction, and drivers are urged to find an alternate route.  Weather permitting, construction is expected to last through the end of January.


During construction, customers might experience temporary service interruptions, discolored water and/or lower than normal water pressure. Crews will work as quickly as possible to shorten the length of these temporary inconveniences. 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.


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