Pennsylvania American Water announces $900K Amity Township system upgrade

Pennsylvania American Water announced Friday the start of construction to replace a third of a mile of water main in Amity Township, to improve reliability for customers, reduce service disruptions, and increase water flows for firefighting.

This $900,000 project is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 10, where crews will be replacing 1,900 feet of aging 6-inch cast iron pipe that was installed in the 1950s with new 8-inch ductile iron pipe and new copper service lines.

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Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction on Glenwood Drive between Magnolia Drive and Russell Avenue and on Aspen Circle between Glenwood Drive and the cul-de-sac. The company expects to complete the water main installation by the end of July, with final street restoration taking place in fall 2023.

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.

If Pennsylvania American Water discovers lead service lines during the course of this project, customers will be contacted directly to discuss remediation through the company’s Lead Service Line Replacement Program.

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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 served.

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.

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