New Castle, Pa. – Pennsylvania American Water announced today the start of construction to replace approximately 4.5 miles of aging water main in Lawrence County to improve service reliability and fire protection for residents. The combined cost of these system improvements is approximately $4.5 million.
“This year, we are investing approximately $4.5 million to replace aging pipeline in our Lawrence County system to help ensure reliable water service and fire protection for our customers for years to come,” said Pennsylvania American Water Senior Manager of Operations Toni Colavecchia. The company’s Lawrence County system provides water service to more than 25,000 customers.
These pipeline replacement projects are in addition to the 19-mile Castlewood-area water line extension project, which started construction in August 2017. The company expects the project to be completed and service available to Castlewood residents by early summer.
The $10.5 million service extension will provide service to more than 700 households. It includes the construction of a 300,000-gallon storage tank, pressure-reducing station and more than 100 fire hydrants.
The pipeline upgrades will begin in late-April with the replacement of aging water mains along Meadowland Avenue in Ellwood City. Over the next several months, the company plans to replace aging water main in the following area of Lawrence County:
- Palo Alto Drive
- Tara Drive
- Meadowland Avenue
- Concord Drive
- Elm Drive
- Greenfield Road
- Lexington Drive
- Fawn Lane
- Justice Lane
- Meadow Lane
- Mitchell Road
- Shenango Road
- Spiker Lane
- Adella Street
- Bryson Mill
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 amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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