Pennsylvania American Water Announces $1.1 Million in Water System Upgrades in Mon Valley


WEBWIRE – Wednesday, March 12, 2014

MCMURRAY, Pa.  – Pennsylvania American Water announced today the start of construction to replace approximately 4,700 feet of aging water main in the Mon Valley to improve service reliability and improve fire protection for residents. The cost of the system improvements is approximately $1.1million.

“These projects include replacing small-diameter mains that date back to the 1940s,” said Dave Ward,Pennsylvania American Water’s field operations superintendent.  “The new pipe will provide improved reliability and fire protection for our customers.”

During the next several months, the company plans to replace aging six-inch lines with new eight- inch water mains on E Street in Liberty Borough and on Maple Drive in Monongahela.

Weather permitting; the company expects to complete pipe installation, service connection tie-ins and final paving restoration by the fall of 2014.

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 water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.2 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,600 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, waste water and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 40 states and parts of Canada. More information can be found at www.amwater.com.

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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