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Endangered Birds Delay Water Tank Project

Part of the $5-million project comes to a halt while the nesting period is completed.

The Pennsylvania American Water Company's plans to rehabilitate the Green Tree water tank, which services  Baldwin Borough and Baldwin Township, have been put on hold after crews found a nest of Peregrine falcons.

The project will remain on hold until the nesting period is completed to avoid disturbing the falcons, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The estimated restart date is in July.

"We're proud to be able to help in restoring this endangered population," water company spokesperson Josephine Posti told Patch.

The project will include inspecting, sandblasting and repainting the 2.5-million-gallon-capacity elevated tank in Green Tree Borough to extend its service life and to protect water quality. No service interruptions are expected during the rehabilitation.

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