Pennsylvania American Water Announces Allegheny County Water System Upgrades

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Pennsylvania American Water announced today the start of construction to replace more than 11 miles of aging water main in Allegheny County to improve service reliability and fire protection for residents. The combined cost of these system improvements is approximately $13 million.

“Pennsylvania American Water is continuing to make investments that will improve pressure and fire flows for our Allegheny County customers,” said Senior Manager of Operations Joseph Tackett. “By replacing aging water mains - that are in some cases more than 100 years old - we can ensure a high level of quality and service.”

The latest pipeline improvements are in addition to the installation of a new 1.1 million-gallon water storage tank along Bellbridge Road in Lincoln Borough, which started during the summer of 2018. The approximately $4 million tank project will be completed by early summer of this year. Over the next several months, the company plans to replace aging water main in the following communities:

Baldwin Borough       

  • Cathell Drive
  • Irene Lane 

Bethel Park

  • Boyer Avenue       
  • Driftwood Drive
  • Fredericka Drive
  • Long Avenue         
  • Willis Road


  • Dailey Road
  • Dalewood Street    
  • East Garden Road


  • 12th Street
  • McPherson Avenue
  • Shady Drive

City of Pittsburgh

18th Ward

  • Dartmore and Parkfield Streets       

19th Ward

  • Abstract Avenue    
  • Bay Ridge Avenue
  • Beaufort Avenue               
  • Beaufort Court
  • Dunster Street       
  • Hartranft Street     
  • Hillgrove Avenue
  • Lamarido Street     
  • Norabell Avenue

20th Ward

  • High Oak Drive    

 29th Ward

  • Belplain Street
  • Biscayne Drive
  • Edgar Street
  • Valera Street

31st Ward       

  • Barberry Street      
  • Diller & Kinley Avenues
  • Plaport Way


  • McMichael Road   


  • North Clay Street
  • Elizabeth and Corrine Streets
  • Elizabeth Street


  • Ordinance Avenue 

Green Tree

  • Banbury Lane
  • Parkedge Road      


  • Wheeler Drive


  • Pierce Road

Mt Lebanon

  • Larchmont and Colony Roads        
  • Morton Lane
  • Somerville and Worcester Roads    
  • Summer Place


  • Andrew Street
  • Hillcrest Drive

South Park

  • Church Street
  • Hilldale and Vara Drives
  • Orchard Street                   
  • Ridgevue Drive     
  • Southern Drive      
  • Springvale Drive   
  • Ventura Drive

West Elizabeth

  • 5th Street
  • 6th Street
  • 7th Street
  • Burnette Street
  • Madison Street
  • Robinson Street
  • State Street

West Homestead

  • Breezewood Drive
  • Cascade Drive
  • Daniel Drive                                 
  • Dogwood Place     
  • Edgewood Drive
  • Fieldstone Drive
  • Laurel Hill Drive               
  • Longview Drive
  • Overdale Drive      
  • Revenue Street      

West Mifflin

  • Adams and Buchanan Avenues
  • Madison Avenue
  • Meadowlark Lane  
  • Morten Avenue     
  • Woodhill Road      


  • Bouquet Street      
  • Cherry Street
  • Freidle Avenue      
  • Washington Avenue

Pennsylvania American Water will notify customers prior to the start of construction in their respective neighborhoods. Customers will be notified prior to any planned interruptions of service. 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 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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