NORRISTOWN, Pa. (December 4, 2017) – Pennsylvania American Water today reported that additional water main replacement projects are starting in Norristown to improve service reliability, prevent water outages and enhance fire protection. The projects, with a combined cost of approximately $400,000, will replace aging pipe dating back to the 1900s.
Starting this week, crews will install nearly 600 feet of new eight-inch ductile iron main along Walnut Street between Main and Airy Streets. In addition, the company will replace approximately 1,000 feet of water main along Penn Street between Markley and Cherry Streets. The company expects to complete the new main installation, testing and disinfection, and connecting customers’ service lines by the end of December. Weather permitting, final paving restoration will take place by end of December. If not, final paving will be completed next spring.
Construction will take place weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction hours, and motorists are urged to find alternate routes. 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.
These Norristown system improvements follow water main projects started last week on Haws Avenue and Jacoby Street, in addition to upgrades earlier this year along Norma Lane, Hamilton Street and Tyler Street.
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 2.3 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 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.
This release contains forward looking statements, including, among others, our plan to continue our long-term strategy of capital investment in our systems. There are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements including: general economic business conditions, unfavorable weather conditions, changes in regulations or regulatory treatment and availability and the cost of capital. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.
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