Work to begin on $2.2 million water line upgrade in Derry Township

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Pennsylvania American Water has stated a major construction project to replace a section of water main, as well as utility-owned service lines and fire hydrants, in Derry Township.

The project, costing $2.20 million, is designed to improve water service reliability and fire protection for area residents and businesses. It will upgrade aging and undersized pipe dating back to the 1950s.

Beginning the week of July 22, crews will begin to install nearly 8,000 feet of new twelve-inch ductile iron water main on Rte. 322 (West Governor Rd.) between Lucy Ave./Bullfrog Valley Rd. and Hockersville Dr./Fishburn Rd.

Final paving restoration is planned for completion by Fall 2019, weather permitting.

“This major water main replacement project supports our commitment to delivering clean, reliable drinking water to our customers and helps ensure reliable water service and enhanced fire protection for our customers for years to come,” PAW Senior Manager of Operations Jon Prawdzik said in a statement.

The company’s Hershey system provides water service to nearly 20,000 customers in Dauphin and Lebanon counties.

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