Pennsylvania American Water Announces $1.3 Million Mon Valley System Upgrade
New booster station aims to improve service reliability and fire protection for customers
Elizabeth Township, Pa. (November 16, 2020) – Pennsylvania American Water announced today the start of construction on a new booster station in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County. Located on Mill Hill Road, the booster station will help pump water to key service areas while also improving service reliability and fire protection for customers. The total cost of this investment is $1.3 million.
“These continued investments in Pennsylvania American Water’s infrastructure allow us to meet current and future water demands of the communities we serve,” said Senior Manager of Operations Jake Gentile. “The new booster station will enable the company to maintain adequate pressure and improve fire flows.”
The new Mill Hill booster station replaces an existing pump station that has reached the end of its useful lifespan. The $1.3 million dollar investment also includes construction of a block building which will house the new booster station’s pumps, valves, piping, and communication system. The work is being completed by DiMarco Construction Company.
Construction will begin this week and, weather permitting, is expected to be completed by March 2021. Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work outside these hours is not expected unless required to maintain project schedule. We do not anticipate any service disruption as a result of this work.
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. 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 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.