Pennsylvania American Water has commenced $1.8m upgrade for about 11,000ft of water main to improve water quality in Luzerne County communities, US.

The upgrades will provide reliability for customers, reduce service disruptions and increase water flows for firefighting.

Pennsylvania American Water replaced 1,300ft of existing four-inch pipe in Grove Street, Edwardsville; about 2,000ft of four-inch main in Oliver Street, Swoyersville; and deployed 3,500ft of new eight-inch pipe, replacing existing four-inch water main in Tripp Street, Forty Fort.

The company also replaced 3,000ft of existing four-inch pipe in Dana Street, Forty Fort.

Under the $1.8m project, the company will replace 1,100ft of existing two-inch main long Warren Street and South Pioneer in Trucksville new eight-inch water main.

The company expects to complete the water main installation, including transfer of all customer services and final paving restoration, by late June.