09/15/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/15/2021 09:17
SCRANTON, Pa. (September 15, 2021) - Pennsylvania American Water recently installed more than 2,000 feet of new water main in Berwick 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 1960s, is more than $530,000.
'To continue providing reliable water service to our customers, we need to reinvest in the local water infrastructure, particularly in areas where older pipe needs to be replaced,' said Michael Spaide, senior supervisor of operations, Pennsylvania American Water. 'This significant investment is necessary to rehabilitate and upgrade the area's aging water infrastructure to continue providing our Berwick customers with quality, reliable water service for years to come.'
The project, which started in mid-June, involved replacing existing small-diameter pipe with new eight-inch ductile iron water mains along Scanlon Street and Holly Drive. Final restoration and paving are scheduled to start the week of September 20.
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 www.pennsylvaniaamwater.com 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 amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.