Pennsylvania American Water Announces $720,000 Washington County System Upgrade
North Franklin Township, Pa. (Oct. 8, 2020) – Pennsylvania American Water announced today the start of construction to replace nearly 3,000 feet of aging water main in Washington County. The upgrades are part of a $720,000 improvement project to improve service reliability and fire protection for residents.
Earlier this week, contractors began upgrading water mains along Cleveland Road in North Franklin Township. Over the next several weeks, crews will be replacing pipe along Oak Alley and McKinley Avenue.
The project also includes the installation of a new pressure reducing valve (PRV) station at the company’s Lincoln Heights water storage tank, which will increase water pressure and enhance fire safety for residents.
This $720,000 project is part of a $16.7 million investment in Washington County in 2020. Approximately 12 miles of aging water main will be replaced throughout the county this year. The company’s Washington County system provides water service to more than 123,000 people.
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. 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 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.