Pennsylvania American Water to invest $19.6M for water storage upgrades

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Pennsylvania American Water has announced its 2018 plans to rehabilitate 10 existing water storage tanks, as well as build six new storage structures.

The company said that the rehab program of inspecting and repainting tanks will extend their service life and protect water quality. Meanwhile, the new tank construction will provide increased storage capacity to meet customer demand and improve fire protection.

Total cost of the company’s water storage improvements is approximately $19.6 million.

Pennsylvania American Water plans to invest nearly $6.6 million to rehabilitate and repaint existing tanks in the following municipalities:

– Jefferson Hills Borough, Allegheny County – 300,000-gallon elevated storage tank

– California Borough, Washington County – 400,000-gallon ground storage tank

– Union Township, Washington County – 500,000-gallon treatment tank

– Saxonburg Borough, Butler County – 400,000-gallon elevated storage tank

– Conewago Township, Warren County – 1 million-gallon ground storage tank

– Sugar Notch Borough, Luzerne County – 1 million-gallon ground storage tank

– Plains Township, Luzerne County – 500,000-gallon ground storage tank

– Wright Township, Luzerne County – 1 million-gallon ground storage tank

– Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County – 500,000-gallon storage tank

– West Caln Township, Chester County – 200,000-gallon elevated storage tank

In addition, the company will build new tanks in the following communities:

– Canton Township, Washington County – 750,000-gallon elevated storage tank; Approximate cost $2.6 million.

– Fallowfield Township, Washington County – 500,000-gallon ground storage tank; Approximate cost $3.2 million.

– Lincoln Borough, Allegheny County – 1 million-gallon ground storage tank; Approximate cost $3 million.

– White Township, Indiana County – 750,000-gallon ground storage tank; Approximate cost $1.7 million.

– Shenango Township, Lawrence County – 300,000-gallon ground storage tank; Approximate cost $1.6 million.

– Dunmore Borough, Lackawanna County – 120,000-gallon ground storage tank; Approximate cost $900,000.

Pennsylvania American Water is a subsidiary of American Water, which is the largest investor-owned water utility in Pennsylvania, providing water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.4 million people.

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