Share This Page

Penn American plans to replace 11 miles of water mains in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County

| Monday, July 1, 2013, 11:56 p.m.

Pennsylvania American Water plans to replace 11 miles of water mains in the southern areas of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County starting this summer as part of a $19 million project to increase capacity and fix aging pipes.

Work will be performed in Baldwin Borough, Baldwin Township, Bethel Park, Brentwood, Bridgeville, Carnegie, Castle Shannon, Collier, Crafton, Dravosburg, Jefferson Hills, Green Tree, Mt. Lebanon, Mt. Oliver Borough, Munhall, Peters, Pleasant Hills, Scott, South Fayette, West Homestead, West Mifflin, Whitaker and Whitehall.

In Green Tree, the work on Greentree Road is the second phase of an ongoing project to replace underground utilities there, utility spokesman Gary Lobaugh said.

The company will do work in the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Beechview, Brookline, Carrick, Crafton Heights, Lincoln Place, New Homestead, Overbrook, Sheraden and Westwood.

The company determined which water mains to replace using data about leaks, breaks, low-pressure areas and the age of pipes, as well as customer surveys, Lobaugh said.

During construction, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year if weather allows it, customers might experience temporary service interruptions, discolored water or low water pressure, along with temporary road restrictions as workers unearth and replace pipes.

Matthew Santoni is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-380-5625 or msantoni@tribweb.com.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.