Pennsylvania American Water Announces $3.5 Million Water System Upgrade

Project to begin this week in Peters Township and South Fayette

Pittsburgh, Pa. (March 2, 2023) – Pennsylvania American Water announces the start of construction to install approximately two miles of new water main in Peters Township and South Fayette to improve service reliability and fire protection for residents.

The cost of these system improvements is approximately $3.5 million. Starting this week, the water mains will be replaced with new ductile iron mains in Peters Township along:

  • Wilhaven Road between Longvue Drive and the dead end
  • Jomat Drive between Longvue Drive and Center Church Road
  • Thomas Road between Saratoga Drive and Lampliter Lane
  • Edgewood Drive between Brookdale Road and the dead end
  • Brookdale Circle between W. Edgewood Drive and E. Edgewood Drive

In South Fayette Township, water mains will be replaced along:

  • Hays Road from Lindenwood Drive to 254 Hays Road
  • Southpointe Drive between Hickory Grade Road and the dead end
  • Boyce Road between Washington Pike and Lawnshadow Drive

Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. and traffic restrictions will be in place during construction. The company expects to complete the water main installation, including connecting all customer service lines to the new mains, this spring, with final restoration and paving scheduled for fall.

This infrastructure upgrade project is not only an important investment in public health and safety. It also helps support the economic health of the communities we serve. Economic impact studies show that for every $1 million invested in water infrastructure, upwards of 15 jobs are generated throughout the economy. Pennsylvania American Water invested approximately $490 million in 2022 alone to improve our water and wastewater treatment and pipeline systems, supporting more than 7,000 jobs.

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.

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.

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 approximately 6,500 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 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 American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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