Pennsylvania American Water Announces $315,000 McKeesport Wastewater System Upgrade

Traffic delays anticipated along Bettis Road in Dravosburg

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (January 7, 2022) – Pennsylvania American Water announced today the start of construction to replace approximately 1,000 feet of aging sewer main along Bettis Road, Valleyview Drive, Melrose Place, and Ridgeview Drive in Dravosburg Borough, Allegheny County. The cost of these system improvements is approximately $315,000.

Beginning on January 10, contractors will begin replacing the sewer main along Bettis Road at the intersection of Ridgeview Drive and transition into the adjacent neighborhood. Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m., and 4 p.m.

Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction. The company expects to complete the sewer main installation by the end of the year. Final restoration and paving will be completed in early spring 2022.

Company employees and contractors will exercise caution and follow CDC guidance for social distancing and hygiene while performing this work. For our customers' safety and our employees' safety, we ask that members of the public do not approach our employees or contractors. 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/or 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 more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 25 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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Gary Lobaugh

External Affairs Manager, Western PA