September 02, 2020

$900,000 Upgrade Underway on Milton Pump Station

SCRANTON, Pa. (September 2, 2020) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of upgrades to the booster pump station along South Front Street in Milton.  This $900,000 investment project will increase the reliability of the water supply in several communities and allow the company to meet increased water demands in the area. Construction began this week and should be completed by December 2020.

“The original pump station was constructed in 1966 and housed two pumps capable of 1,050 gallons-per-minute,” said Ewoud Hulstein, Pennsylvania American Water project manager.  “These continued investments in Pennsylvania American Water’s infrastructure allow us to meet current and future water demands of the communities we serve.”

The current pumps will be replaced with larger 2,000 gallon-per-minute capacity pumps and a third pump will be added.  Additionally, the building housing the pumps will be rehabilitated.  The booster pump moves water from the company’s water treatment plant to the following communities: Milton; Northumberland; East Buffalo Township; West Chillisquaque Township; and Point Township. 

Crews are working weekdays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.  Customer water service will not be impacted while these upgrades are underway. 

Pennsylvania American Water employees and contractors will exercise caution and follow CDC guidance for social distancing and hygiene while performing this work. For our customers’ safety and the safety of our employees, we ask that members of the public do not approach our employees or contractors.

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/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 an estimated 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 and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


This release contains forward looking statements, including, among others, our plan to continue our long-term strategy of capital investment in our systems. There are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements including: general economic business conditions, unfavorable weather conditions, changes in regulations or regulatory treatment and availability and the cost of capital. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.                            


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