Pennsylvania American Water to begin spring water line upgrade in Butler, Allegheny counties
Pennsylvania American Water will replace more than three miles of aging water mains in Butler County.
The work is expected to begin in the spring. Some of the lines scheduled for replacement date to the early 1900s, according to Jake Gentile, Pennsylvania American Water's operations superintendent.
“The new pipe will provide improved reliability, as well as enhanced water pressure and fire protection for our customers,” Gentile said. The work will last for several months and cost about $3.6 million.
A distribution system improvement charge tacked onto customers' bills will pay for the work, according to spokesman Gary Lobaugh. The average residential customer whose annual water bill is $618 will pay an additional $22 a year for the improvements.
The company has been upgrading its infrastructure throughout the region, including spending $10 million to rehabilitate its Lake Oneida Dam and Reservoir in Oakland, Butler County, and spending more than $100 million to upgrade water treatment facilities in the Pittsburgh area.
The company also will replace more than five miles of water mains in Pittsburgh and surrounding communities at a cost of about $7 million.
During the work, the company said, customers may experience temporary interruptions in their service, low water pressure or discolored water. Affected customers are being notified by mail.
Bill Vidonic is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-380-5621 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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