Pennsylvania American Water Announces $1.1M in Bucks County System Upgrades
Main replacements in Lower Makefield Township will improve water service for customers
Lower Makefield, Pa. (April 28, 2022) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to replace a water main in Bucks County to improve reliability for customers, reduce service disruptions, and increase water flows for firefighting. The cost of the system improvements, which replace 3,600 feet of main dating back to the 1950s, is $1,100,000.
Starting Monday, May 2nd, Pennsylvania American Water contractors will begin replacing aging 6" cement pipe that was installed in the 1950s with new 8" ductile iron pipe together, new copper water supply services, and meter chambers for our customers in Lower Makefield Township. Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction. Work will be completed by the end of June and final paving of the roadway is planned for completion this fall.
- Maplevale Drive (off Taylorsville Rd)
- Meadow Drive (between Maplevale Drive)
- Weinmann Way (between Moyer Road and Serene Lane)
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.
These infrastructure upgrade projects are not only an important investment in public health and safety, but they also help support the economic health of the communities served by Pennsylvania American Water. Economic impact studies show that for every $1 million invested in water infrastructure, upwards of 15 jobs are generated throughout the economy. Through its continued investments, Pennsylvania American Water’s 2021 and 2022 infrastructure upgrade projects will support more than 3,700 jobs each year.
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 www.pennsylvaniaamwater.com and follow Pennsylvania American Water on Twitter and Facebook.
About American Water
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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