PA American Water launches millions in critical water pipeline upgrades
Pennsylvania American Water has announced the start of construction to replace critical water mains in two major regions to improve service reliability and improve fire protection for residents.
Aug. 20, 2015 -- Today, Pennsylvania American Water (PAW) announced the start of construction to replace critical water mains in two major regions to improve service reliability and improve fire protection for residents.
PAW will target approximately 12.5 miles of aging water main in Washington County and 4.5 miles of aging water main in the Mon Valley. Further, the cost of improvements is approximately $8 million for Washington County and $4 million for Mon Valley.
James Jericho, PAW's project manager, stated that these capital improvements are in addition to the company's pipeline upgrades earlier this year in the amount of approximately $822,000 for Washington County and $874,000 for Mon Valley.
About PA American Water
Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.2 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit www.amwater.com.