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Pennsylvania American Water to begin spring water line upgrade in Butler, Allegheny counties

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Pennsylvania American Water will replace aging water lines in these locations:

Butler County

• Butler: West Jefferson Street, North Cliff Street, Wyle Avenue, New Castle Street, Pleasantview Avenue, Fillmore Street, Hazel Avenue, Euclid Avenue, East Penn Street

• Butler Township: Aspen Road, Charlton Street, Rittswood Drive, Ritter Avenue and Balboa Court, Autumn Drive, Filbert Road

• Center Township: Mayfield Drive, Eastview Drive, Beechwood Boulevard

• East Butler: Oak Alley and 11th Street

• Saxonburg: Butler Street

• Connoquenessing Township: Reiber Road

Allegheny County

• Baldwin: Gardenville Road

• Bethel Park: Diann and Linda drives, Lisa Drive, Marilynn Drive, Villahaven Road and Gardenville Road

• Bridgeville: Eisner Avenue and St. Clair Street

• Pittsburgh: Brookline Boulevard, Dillon Way, McCaw Drive, Fairdale and Allendorf streets, Ashlyn Street, Tole and Dalemount streets, Ford Street and Stratmore Avenue, Moffat Street, Norwalk Street, Winamack and Jerome streets, Overbrook Boulevard, Suncrest Street and McElhinney Avenue

• Crafton: Duncan Avenue and Nicholson Avenue

• Scott: Bluff Street

• South Park: Connolly Avenue

• West Mifflin: Glencairn Street and Roberta Avenue

• Upper St. Clair: Clair Drive

Source: Pennsylvania American Water

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By Bill Vidonic

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, 3:54 p.m.

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 bvidonic@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


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