Pennsylvania American Water announces water tank rehabilitation in West Wyoming

By Travis Kellar - tkellar@timesleader.com | September 11th, 2015 9:56 am

WEST WYOMING — Pennsylvania American Water announced this week plans to rehabilitate its 250,000 gallon water storage tank in West Wyoming.

That rehabilitation includes repainting the structure off 8th Street to provide a protective barrier that prevents the steel from rusting and compromising water quality. The company does not expect any service interruptions to local customers while crews work.

The project is expected to cost $245,000.

The project, which began earlier this month, also includes inspecting, sandblasting and repainting the tank to provide a protective barrier that prevents the steel from rusting and compromising water quality. Crews will strip the original paint and apply a new coating, which will add to the lifespan of the structure.

Construction will take place Monday through Sunday from 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The company expects the project to be completed and in service by the end of the November.

The West Wyoming structure is one 15 existing tanks being rehabilitated this year across Pennsylvania, representing a total investment of approximately $6.7 million. Pennsylvania American Water owns and maintains more than 290 storage tanks statewide.

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By Travis Kellar

tkellar@timesleader.com

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