Pennsylvania American Water Announces $1.2 Million Fayette County Water and Wastewater System Upgrades

Work is scheduled to begin in Menallen Township next week

Uniontown, Pa. (April 28, 2023) – Pennsylvania American Water announced today the start of construction to install approximately 4,500 feet of new water main in Menallen Township, Fayette County, to improve service reliability and fire protection.

Pennsylvania American Water contractors will install a new water main along US 40 between Duck Hollow Road and Haddenville Road beginning Monday, May 1. Work hours will be Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in the project area. The company encourages motorists to find alternative routes and avoid the construction area during project hours.

Customers will be notified before the start of construction. Work outside these hours is only expected if required to maintain the project schedule. Final street restorations will be completed in September of 2023.

During construction, customers might experience temporary service interruptions, discolored water, and lower-than-normal water pressure. Crews will work as quickly as possible to shorten the length of these temporary inconveniences.

This infrastructure upgrade project is an essential investment in public health and safety and helps support the economic health of the communities we serve. 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.

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 2.4 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 (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs approximately 6,500 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 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 and Follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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