Philipsburg, Pa. (September 11, 2019) – Pennsylvania American Water announced today the start of construction to replace nearly 1 mile of aging water main in its Philipsburg service area to improve service reliability and fire protection for residents. The combined cost of these system improvements is approximately $1.4 million.
“These water main replacement projects support our promise to deliver clean, dependable drinking water to our customers,” said Jane Moore, senior supervisor of operations. “In addition, the installation of two new fire hydrants, along with the replacement of five aging hydrants, will enhance fire protection throughout the area.”
Pipeline upgrades are underway in Morris Township with the replacement of aging water mains along on Glastonbury and Powell Streets. In addition, work along Presqueisle, Front and Maple Streets in Philipsburg Boro is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 16.
During the next several weeks, the company plans to replace aging water mains in the following areas:
- East Presqueisle Street
- South Front Street
- East Beaver Street
- East Maple Street
- Powell Street
- Telcott Street
- Glastonbury 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 more than 14 million people in 46 states. 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.