Pennsylvania American Water Announces $600,000 Exeter Township Water Line Extension

New water main in Exeter Township to bring water service and fire protection to residents

Exeter Township, Pa. (Aug 28, 2023) – Pennsylvania American Water will begin construction to install 2,900 feet of new water main in Exeter Township, Berks County. This $600,000 project will extend public water service to residents on East Loraine Road and Neversink Street. This project will also connect two portions of the system, which benefits a large portion of Exeter Township by providing better water quality and new fire protection to approximately 50 premises.

Crews will work weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction on East Loraine Road (from Painted Sky Road to the Antietam Creek Crossing) and Neversink Street (from East Loraine Road to Willow Street). The company expects to complete the water main installation by the end of October, with final street restoration taking place in late fall or winter of 2023.

During construction, Pennsylvania American Water will work with interested residents to determine the location of the water service connection and meter pit on their property. Once the main is installed, Pennsylvania American Water will return to connect any new customers who wish to have public water service. Pennsylvania American Water does not charge a tap-in fee to connect to its water system. Each participating resident is responsible for costs related to installing and maintaining their service line and plumbing on their property.

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 you are interested in learning more about connecting to Pennsylvania American Water’s water service, please contact project leads Michael Evenson at, or Ed Opczynski at to learn more.

This infrastructure installation 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. Statewide, 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 through these continued investments.

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.

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