Pennsylvania American Water Announces Butler County Water System Upgrades

Pennsylvania American Water announced today the start of construction to replace approximately 2 miles of aging water main in its Butler County service area to improve service reliability and fire protection for residents. The combined cost of these system improvements is approximately $1.5 million.

“These upgrades will replace aging water mains that in some cases date back to the early 1920s in our Butler County system,” said Pennsylvania American Water Senior Manager of Operations Toni Colavecchia. “This investment will help to ensure reliable water service and fire protection for our customers for years to come.”

The company’s Butler County system provides water service to more than 19,000 customers. The pipeline upgrades began May 14, 2019, with the replacement of aging water mains along West Main Street in Saxonburg Borough. Over the next several months, the company plans to replace aging water main in the following areas of Butler County:

Butler Township

City of Butler

Saxonburg Borough

Summit Township

·    Cupps Road

·   Wood Street

·  East Water Street

·   Phil Mar and Willow Drives

·    Plateau Street

·     Reo Street

·   Pittsburgh Street


·    Cedar Road


·   West Main Street


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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