Pennsylvania American Water Announces $2.5 Million Washington County Water System Upgrade

Chartiers Township project is scheduled to begin Monday

MCMURRAY, Pa. (April 15, 2022) – Pennsylvania American Water announced today the start of construction to replace 4,800 feet of aging water main in Chartiers Township to improve service reliability and fire protection for residents. The combined cost of these system improvements is approximately $2.5 million.

Weather permitting, Pennsylvania American Water contractors will upgrade the water main along McClane Farm Road, from North Main Street to Allison Road, beginning on Monday, April 18.

Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work on weekends and evenings is not expected unless required to maintain the project schedule. Completion of these projects is expected in late summer 2022.

While connecting the new main to the distribution system, customers may experience a temporary service interruption. Customers might also experience a slight discoloration of water. If this happens, run the water until it is clear.

Crews will work as quickly as possible to shorten the length of these temporary inconveniences. Once the pipe is installed, a temporary restoration will occur in the excavated area. 

Final street restoration will be completed in the fall of 2022. If you have a question, visit our website or call us at 1-800-565-7292.


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 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 and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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