Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to replace aging cement water main dating back to the 1980s and install a new section of water main in Derry Township. The cost of the project is approximately $540,000 and will improve water service reliability and quality for area residents.

During the week of May 11, crews will begin to install nearly 1,275 feet of new eight-inch ductile iron water main on Jill Drive between Waltonville Road and Bradley Avenue.  1,360 feet of new twelve-inch ductile iron pipe will be installed along Old West Chocolate Avenue to the Hersheypark Camping Resort.  Final paving restoration is scheduled to be completed in fall 2020, weather permitting.

Crews will work Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with work in PennDOT rights-of-way occurring between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction, and motorists are urged to give themselves extra time and exercise caution when traveling through the work zone. During construction, customers might experience temporary water service interruptions, discolored water and/or lower than normal water pressure.

Pennsylvania American Water employees and contractors will exercise caution and follow CDC guidance for social distancing and hygiene while performing this work. For our customers’ safety and the safety of our employees, we ask that members of the public do not approach our employees or contractors. If you have a question, visit our website or call us 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 2.4 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 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to more than 14 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.