New $8.7 Million Wastewater Plant Announced in Turbotville

SCRANTON, Pa. (August 17, 2021) – Pennsylvania American Water announced today the beginning of construction of a new wastewater treatment plant to replace the Turbotville Wastewater Treatment Plant that currently serves the area. The approximate cost of the project is $8.7million. Construction is set to begin this week, with completion scheduled for late 2022.

“The existing wastewater treatment plant was in poor condition when we acquired the system and has reached the end of its useful life,” said Ewoud Hulstein, engineering project manager, Pennsylvania American Water. “Currently, the plant cannot handle high wet weather flows adequately.”

The new plant will be a continuous flow biological treatment system capable of handling high flows. Ultraviolet (UV) treatment and step aeration will be added to meet current and anticipated future effluent water quality standards.

The new wastewater treatment plant is being constructed on the facility’s existing property on Adam Street.  Work will take place Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Once the new plant is in service, the existing plant will be demolished.  Service to customers will not be impacted during the project.

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 2.4 million people. For more information, visit and follow Pennsylvania American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

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 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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