Virginia American Water Invests $823,900 in Alexandria to Continue Reliable Water Service

ALEXANDRIA, V.A. – FEBRUARY 10, 2021 – Virginia American Water will replace approximately 2,120 feet of aging water main in Alexandria beginning the week of February 16, 2021 to continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in the Seminary Ridge community. This project is part of Virginia American Water’s multimillion-dollar initiative to accelerate the renewal of water infrastructure that has reached the end of its useful life to our communities throughout the state.

The company will invest $823,900 to upgrade aging 2-inch and 6-inch water lines with new, 8-inch ductile iron main along the following streets:

  • Fort Williams Parkway from Duke Street to Trinity Drive
  • Cockrell Street from Duke Street to the Cul-De-Sac
  • Tupelo Place from Fort Williams Parkway to 3611 Tupelo Place

Virginia American Water’s qualified , J. Fletcher Creamer, will begin work on Fort Williams Parkway on or about February 16 and expects to finish by the end of June 2021, weather permitting. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work outside of these hours is not expected unless required to maintain the project schedule. Final street restorations will be completed in the Summer of 2021.

For the safety of workers and the public, traffic restrictions and/or alternating traffic patterns are likely to occur during work hours. All emergency vehicles and local traffic will be allowed access during construction. Virginia American Water values the safety of its workers and advises drivers and pedestrians to take caution in the vicinity of work sites.

The company also asks customers to recognize the essential work being done by Virginia American Water employees and contractors and reminds them to adhere to social distancing rules for everyone’s safety. If a customer sees a crew performing work in their area, and has a question, they are encouraged to visit the website at, call Customer Service at (800) 452-6863 or email

Virginia 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 services to approximately 325,000 people. For more information, visit and follow Virginia 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 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 and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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