$1 Million Water Line Replacement Project Underway in Newport Township

Scranton, Pa. (May 13, 2021) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced upgrades to approximately 4,200 feet of water main in Newport Township to improve reliability for customers, reduce service disruptions, and increase water flows for firefighting.  The cost of the system improvements, which replace water main dating back to the early 1900s, is more than $1 million.

The project, which began this week, includes replacing existing small-diameter pipe with new 12-inch ductile iron main along Kirmar Avenue. Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction.  The company expects to complete the water main installation and connect all customer service lines to the new main by the end of July.  Final restoration and paving are scheduled to be completed later this summer.

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/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 is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,000 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 help make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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Susan Turcmanovich

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