Pennsylvania American Water commences new water main installation in Derry Township

Pennsylvania American Water has commenced water main installation along Route 422 in Derry Township.

The objective of the installation is to improve service reliability, prevent water outages and enhance fire protection.

The project, with an estimated outlay of $1m, is set to replace 7,800ft of aging and undersized pipe.

The crews started installing new 12-inch ductile iron pipe along Route 422 between Para Avenue and Baum Street.

The pipe installation and service line tie-ins are expected to be completed by October, subject to weather conditions.

The final paving restoration of Route 422 has been scheduled for 2018 by PENNDoT.

Pennsylvania American Water Operations senior manager Joseph Woodward said: “This project is the final phase of replacing aging water infrastructure along Route 422 from Palmyra to Hershey, which started a couple years ago to ensure reliable water service and fire protection for the community.”

Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, is an investor-owned water utility in the state, providing water and/or wastewater services to around 2.3 million people.

American Water is a publicly-traded water and wastewater utility company that has over 6,800 employees who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada.