Over the next several months, crews from the Pennsylvania American Water Company will replace more than 5 miles of aging water main in the Pittsburgh area, including a stretch along Gardenville Road in Bethel Park and south Baldwin Borough, to improve service reliability and improve fire protection for residents.
The combined cost of these system improvements is approximately $7 million, according to a news release from the water company.
During construction, customers might experience temporary service interruptions, discolored water and/or lower-than-normal water pressure.
The latest pipeline improvements are in addition to the water company's approximately $101-million upgrade taking place at its Pittsburgh-area water treatment facilities.
"Pennsylvania American Water is continuing to make investments that will improve pressure and fire flow for our Greater Pittsburgh customers," said Jasun Stanton, Pennsylvania American Water's manager of field operations for Pittsburgh, in the release. "By replacing aging water mains—that are, in some cases, more than 100 years old—we can ensure a high level of quality and service."
Read about other roadwork in and around Baldwin-Whitehall here.
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