Pennsylvania American Water completes $ 230,000 upgrade to Abington Water System

Aug 11, 2009

Pennsylvania American Water today announced the completion of a series of water main replacement projects in its Abington service area to improve service reliability for customers and increase water flows for firefighting. The cost of the projects is approximately $230,000.

In Glenburn Township, Pennsylvania American Water replaced nearly 1,600 feet of four-inch water main along Waterford Road with new eight-inch ductile iron pipe. In Clarks Summit, the company replaced nearly 600 feet of four-inch water main, dating back to the early 1900s, with eight-inch pipe along Crestwood Avenue.

Construction started in May, and Pennsylvania American Water expected to complete final paving restoration in late July.

"We analyze the distribution system each year to determine areas where our investment will most improve water quality and service for customers," said Don Kessler, manager of field operations, Pennsylvania American Water. "Projects are prioritized based on a number of factors, including the need to handle increasing demand, the pipe’s age and history of main breaks or service interruptions."

Pennsylvania American Water, a wholly-owned 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 more than 2 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in 32 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting

Pennsylvania American Water
Susan Turcmanovich
100 N Pennsylvania Avenue
Wilkes.Barre, PA 18701
PH.: 570.830.6520
FAX: 570.830.6511

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