Pennsylvania American Water to upgrade water main in Luzerne County

Pennsylvania American Water has announced upgrades of around 6,500-ft of water main in several Luzerne County communities to improve reliability and cut down disruptions in service.

The system improvements will see replacement of water main installed in 1906. The improvements will cost about $1.3m.

Work related to replacement of four- and six-inch cast-iron water main with new eight-inch ductile iron pipe commenced recently in Plymouth, Hanover Township, Kingston, West Wyoming and Wilkes-Barre.

It is expected that the water main installation, transfer of all customer services, final restoration, and paving to be completed by late summer.

The company noted that during construction, customers might experience temporary service interruptions, as well as discoloured water, in addition to lower than normal water pressure.

It further added that in order to mitigate these temporary inconveniences, crews will carry out work swiftly.

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

Established in 1886, American Water is a publicly-traded water and wastewater utility company, with operations across the US.

The company has a workforce of more than 6,800 professionals 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.