Pennsylvania American Water Announces $19.3 Million in Sewer Line Upgrades in Scranton and Dunmore

Projects to replace more than nine miles of sewer pipe

SCRANTON, Pa. (October 31, 2023) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced sewer line upgrades along more than 50 streets in the city of Scranton and Dunmore Borough. The upgrades, which began in the spring and cost approximately $19.3 million, include replacing or rehabilitating more than 50,000 feet of sewer pipe in the collection system.

“Our upgrade projects are a combination of replacing pipe in some areas along with rehabilitating pipe through slip-lining in other areas,” said Jeremy Hull, wastewater operations manager, Pennsylvania American Water.  “Slip-lining pipe restores the pipe to like-new condition and adds another 50-75 years of useful life to the pipe.”

Work was completed or is underway along the following streets:

  • Scranton
    • Partridge Avenue
    • North Clay Avenue
    • Beech Street
    • Roberts Court
    • Short Avenue
    • East Elm Street
    • Snyder Avenue
    • Jefferson Avenue
    • Gilligan Street
    • Francis Cabrini Avenue
    • Oswald Avenue
    • Arnold Avenue
    • Seymour Avenue
    • Peller Avenue
    • Ariel Street
    • Conroy Avenue
    • Bryn Mawr Street
    • Paul Avenue
    • North Everett Street
    • Division Street
    • Lafayette Street
    • North 17th Avenue
    • Lavelle Court
    • Dupont Court
    • Pine Street
    • Ash Street
    • Smith Street
    • Penn Avenue
    • Evelyn Street
    • Garrett Place
    • Forest Hill Cemetery
    • Brook Street
    • Prospect Street
    • Raymond Court
    • South Dix Court
    • Oakford Court
    • Lynwood Avenue
    • Florida Avenue
    • Gallager Court
    • Hartman Place
    • Acker Avenue
    • West Locust Street
    • West Mortimer Street
    • Mortimer Street
    • Elmhurst Boulevard
  • Dunmore
    • Walnut Street
    • Terrace Street
    • Chestnut Street
    • North Webster Street
    • Cherry Street
    • Forest Hill Cemetery
    • Butler Street
    • Mary’s Cemetery

Final restoration and paving on all streets is ongoing, and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

This infrastructure upgrade project is not only an important investment in public health and safety, it also helps support the economic health of the communities we serve. Economic impact studies show that for every $1 million invested in water infrastructure, upwards of 15 jobs are generated throughout the economy. Statewide, Pennsylvania American Water invested approximately $490 million in 2022 alone to improve our water and wastewater treatment and pipeline systems, supporting more than 7,000 jobs through these continued investments.

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 wastewater services to approximately 2.3 million people. For more information, visit and follow Pennsylvania American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

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Susan Turcmanovich

External Affairs Manager, Northeast PA