Pennsylvania American Water announces projects for Pittston, West Pittston

By Travis Kellar - | July 22nd, 2015 2:33 pm

PITTSTON — Pennsylvania American Water today announced upgrades to more than 16,500 feet of water main in Pittston and West Pittston.

The repairs, according to a news release, are to improve reliability for customers, reduce service disruptions and increase water flows for firefighting. The project, which begins this week, will replace existing four- and six-inch cast iron water mains with new eight-inch ductile iron pipe along several streets.

The cost of the system improvements, which replace water main dating to the 1880s, is more than $3 million.

“We proactively invest in our local water infrastructure to ensure that we continue to provide reliable water service to our customers,” said Anthony Gangemi, manager of field services for Pennsylvania American Water. “Projects are prioritized based on a number of factors, including the need for larger mains to handle system demands, age of existing pipe, and history of main breaks or service interruptions.”

The project, which begins this week along the following streets:


• Market

• Oak

• Frothingham

• Stark

• Butler

• Church

• Wood

• Mill

• Hill

West Pittston

• Luzerne

• LaCoe

During construction, customers might experience temporary service interruptions, discolored water and/or lower than normal water pressure. Crews will work as quickly as possible to shorten the length of these temporary inconveniences.

For more information, contact Pennsylvania American Water’s customer service center at 1-800-565-7292.

By Travis Kellar