NORRISTOWN, Pa. (October 9, 2017) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of new water main installation in Norristown to improve service reliability, prevent water outages and enhance fire protection. The approximately $300,000 project will replace aging pipe dating back to the 1950s.
Starting this week, crews will install nearly 600 feet of new eight-inch ductile iron pipe along Norma Lane between North Hills Drive and Natalie Lane. The company expects to complete the new main installation, testing and disinfection, connecting customers' service lines and final paving restoration by the end of November.
Construction will take place weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction hours, and motorists are urged to find alternate routes. During construction, customers might experience temporary water service interruptions, discolored water and/or lower than normal water pressure. For more information, contact Pennsylvania American Water’s customer service center at 1-800-565-7292.
This project comes on the heels of new water main installation that began in September along Hamilton and Tyler Streets in Norristown.
Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.3 million people. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.
This release contains forward looking statements, including, among others, our plan to continue our long-term strategy of capital investment in our systems. There are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements including: general economic business conditions, unfavorable weather conditions, changes in regulations or regulatory treatment and availability and the cost of capital. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.