Water line upgrade work begins in Exeter

Pennsylvania American Water has announced the start of water main installation in Exeter Township to improve service reliability, prevent water outages and enhance fire protection. The approximately $285,000 project will replace aging pipe dating back to the 1960s.

Crews began installing nearly 1,300 feet of new 8-inch ductile iron pipe along West 48th Street between Oak Parkway and Hillside Road. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of June, with final paving restoration scheduled for the fall, weather permitting.

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 centre at 1-800-565-7292.

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.