COATESVILLE, PA – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to install new water and sewer main in the City of Coatesville, South Coatesville Borough and Parkesburg Borough. Nearly 4,100 feet of new water lines and 700 feet of sewer main will be installed as part of the system improvements, at a combined cost of approximately $900,000.
According to Pennsylvania American Water’s Coatesville Operations Superintendant James Gable, the water system upgrades will improve service reliability and flows for firefighting, and the sewer line project will reduce the likelihood of sewer backups. He said the projects will replace aging pipe that dates as far back as 1930s.
In Coatesville, crews recently began installing new eight-inch ductile iron water main along Valley Road between 6th Street and 8th Street to connect existing dead-end water lines. This project will be followed by construction in South Coatesville to replace aging water lines with new eight- and 12-inch ductile iron pipe along 1st Avenue, Birch Street, Beech Street and Wood Street.
In Parkesburg, crews will install new water and sewer lines along Beale Street between Gay Street and Route 10.
Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Traffic disruptions in the work area are expected during construction hours. The company expects to complete the water and sewer main upgrades, including final paving restoration, by the end of December 2013, weather permitting.
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.
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 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 30 states and parts of Canada.
~ News Release from Pennsylvania American Water ~
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