Pennsylvania American Water Announces $310K Derry Township System Upgrade

Main replacements in Derry Township will improve water service for customers

Mechanicsburg, Pa. (Nov. 11, 2022) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to replace a quarter of a mile of water main in Derry Township, Dauphin County, to improve reliability for customers, reduce service disruptions, and increase water flows for firefighting. The cost of the system improvement, which will replace 1,355 feet of main, some dating back to the 1960s, is $310,000. This project comes in addition to $2.7M+ in Dauphin County system upgrades announced by Pennsylvania American Water earlier this year.

Scheduled to begin today, Nov. 11, this improvement project includes replacing existing 6-inch cast iron main with new 8-inch ductile iron main along Highland Road between Leearden Road and Carlton Road and Sand Road between Highland Road and Leearden Road. Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction. The company expects to complete the water main installation by the end of the year, with final street restoration taking place in spring 2023.

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.

If Pennsylvania American Water discovers existing lead service lines during the course of this project, customers will be contacted directly to discuss remediation through the company’s Lead Service Line Replacement Program.

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 2.4 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 6,400 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 TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

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.

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David Misner

External Affairs Manager, Central PA