Pennsylvania American Water Launches $675,000 Upgrade of Berks County Water Systems

WYOMISSING, Pa. (May 13, 2019) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to replace aging water main in Spring Township, Wyomissing Borough and Sinking Spring Borough to improve service reliability and prevent water outages. The combined cost of the projects is approximately $675,000 and will replace nearly 2,700 feet of outdated pipe dating back as far back as the early 1900s.

 

Starting this week, crews will install new eight-inch ductile iron pipe in the following areas:

 

  • Spring Township - Intervilla Avenue between Noble Street and Penn Avenue
  • Sinking Spring - Ralph Avenue between Ruth Street and Penn Avenue
  • Wyomissing - Hawthorne Road between Wyomissing Hills Boulevard and Overhill Road.

 

The company expects to complete construction and final paving restoration by the end of November.

 

Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 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. 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 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 amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

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