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PA American Water Begins $13.4-Million Pipeline Upgrade

Roads in Baldwin and Whitehall boroughs are affected.

The Pennsylvania American Water Company began work this past week to replace more than 10 miles of aging water main in the Pittsburgh area, including Baldwin-Whitehall, to improve service reliability and fire protection.

In Baldwin Borough, work will be done on Prospect Road, and in Whitehall Borough, work will be done on Weyman Road and Angelo, Lawnview, Orchard Hill, Panama Lodge and South Emblem drives.

"The replacement of these aging water mains, which are, in some cases, more than 100 years old, will improve reliability for our customers," said Jasun Stanton, Pennsylvania American Water's manager of field operations for Pittsburgh, in a news release. "These projects also will improve pressure and fire flow."

During the water line replacements, customers might experience service interruptions, discolored water and/or lower-than-normal water pressure. Crews will work as quickly as possible to shorten the length of these temporary inconveniences, the news release states.

For more information, contact Pennsylvania American Water's customer service center at 1-800-565-7292.

The combined cost of the latest system improvements is approximately $13.4 million. They are in addition to the company's approximately $101-million project taking place to upgrade its Pittsburgh-area water treatment facilities.

Read about other roadwork in and around Baldwin-Whitehall here.

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