Pennsylvania American Water Announces $1.6 Million Philipsburg Area System Upgrade

Decatur Township, Pa. (Oct.13, 2020) – Pennsylvania American Water announced today the start of construction to replace more than 1 mile of aging water main throughout its Philipsburg area system. The upgrades are part of a $1.6 million investment to enhance service reliability and fire protection.

On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, contractors will begin replacing water main along Six Mile Road in Decatur Township, Clearfield County. The pipe dates to the 1940s and has reached the end of its useful lifespan.

Work is also scheduled to take place in Rush Township, Centre County. During the next several weeks, crews will replace aging water main along Glass City and Phoenix Roads. Additionally, more than 1,200 feet of new water main will be installed along Tyrone Pike.

Pennsylvania American Water is investing $1.6 million in 2020 to upgrade its Philipsburg area system, which provides water service to more than 7,700 customers in Clearfield and Centre counties. 

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 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 and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.