Pennsylvania American Water to upgrade water and sewer in New Cumberland and Lower Allen

Pennsylvania American Water in the US is set to modernise the existing water and sewer main in New Cumberland Borough and Lower Allen Township.

Around $2m will be invested to carry out the upgrade, which is expected to improve service reliability and boost water flows for fire protection.

As part of the upgrade, new sewer lines will be installed along Simpson Ferry Road between Interstate 83 and Brandt Avenue in New Cumberland.

The project also covers rehabilitating a wastewater pump station, with expectation to complete the construction of the new sewer system by March this year.

Pennsylvania American Water noted that recently it had concluded replacing around 6,900ft of water main along Carlisle and Simpson Ferry Roads.

Final paving restoration for both the projects in New Cumberland and Lower Allen is planned to be undertaken by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDoT) within this year.

A subsidiary of American Water, Pennsylvania American Water currently provides water and/or wastewater services to around 2.3 million people.

Established in 1886, American Water employs more than 6,700 people and provides regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to nearly 15 million people in 47 US states and Ontario, Canada.

Recently, American Water’s Illinois has collaborated with Belleville Police Department to provide a pharmaceutical disposal programme.