Pennsylvania American Water announced today the start of construction to upgrade approximately 2,600 feet of aging water main in its Connellsville service area to improve service reliability and fire protection for residents. The cost of these water main upgrades is nearly $1.8 million.
“These upgrades will improve water service reliability and fire protection for our Connellsville customers,” said Pennsylvania American Water Superintendent Tim Berdar. “The pipes being replaced have reached the end of their service life. The new main we’re installing is expected to last for the next 100 years.”
Starting on October 7, 2019, Pennsylvania American Water’s contractor, Casper Colosimo & Son, will begin replacing the existing 110-year old water main along U.S. Route 119, between West Crawford Avenue and West Green Street and Morrell Avenue.
Project hours are Monday through Friday, 10 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. The company anticipates the completion of this project in late 2019, weather permitting, with final restoration and paving scheduled for Spring 2020.
Additional updates will be posted as needed to our website at www.pennsylvaniaamwater.com, under Alert Notifications and our social media pages on Twitter and Facebook.
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. 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.