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Project designed to bolster West Leechburg water flow

Chuck Biedka
| Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 2:21 p.m.

A $584,000 project that will go out to bid next month is designed to upgrade West Leechburg water lines.

The Municipal Water Authority will replace 2 and 4-inch lines with 8-inch lines, MAWC assistant manager Tom Ceraso said Tuesday.

“Even though they had lines connected to hydrants, some were 2-inch lines,” he said.

The age of the lines is unclear.

Increasing water flow will enhance fire protection and repair leaks, Ceraso said.

Lines will be replaced along Main and Jantosik streets and Piper Road.The project includes about 3,800-feet of water line overall.“It should go out to bid in a month or so and construction. I hope we can start the work in July,” he said.

Cerasso said it will take 1 to 2 months to complete the project.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4711, cbiedka@tribweb.com or via Twitter @ChuckBiedka.

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