Pennsylvania American Water Completes $1.6 Million Water Main Installation

Pennsylvania American Water announced last week that crews have completed installation of the new water main in the Camp Hill Borough to improve reliability for customers, reduce service disruptions and increase water flows for firefighting. The company?s approximately $1.6 million improvement project replaced pipeline dating as far back as 1916.

Construction began in late February to replace nearly 7,500 ft of cast iron water main and install nine new fire hydrants along Market Street between the Camp Hill Bypass (32nd Street) and 15th Street. Most of the construction work took place overnight to minimize traffic disruptions.

According to Joseph Woodward, field operations manager for Pennsylvania American Water, crews continue to restore grassy areas and driveways for impacted customers along the project route. This work is expected to be completed later this summer.

With regard to paving restoration, Woodward noted that Pennsylvania American Water coordinated its water main installation with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation?s (PennDOT) paving plans. PennDOT will perform final paving restoration work and a complete paving overlay of the section of Market Street sometime in the future.

?We sincerely thank Camp Hill residents and borough officials for their patience and cooperation during construction,? said Woodward. ?We realize the project caused some temporary inconvenience, but the increased water service reliability and improved fire protection ? by replacing nearly 100-year old infrastructure ? will benefit the community for many years to come.?

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