Pennsylvania American Water announced the start of construction to install 7,000 feet of new water main and a booster station in Burgettstown Borough, Washington County, to support economic development in northwest Washington County. The combined cost of these system improvements is approximately $2.4 million.

“This investment will improve service reliability for existing businesses and attract new enterprises to the area,” said Pennsylvania American Water Senior Manager of Operations Jake Gentile. “The new booster station will enable the company to maintain adequate pressure and improve fire flows.”

Pennsylvania American Water’s contractor, Casper Colosimo & Son, Inc., will begin water main installation will start the week of May 11 along North Main Street and continue to the following areas:

  • Bell Avenue
  • Jefferson Street
  • Centre Avenue
  • Bridge Street
  • Joffre-Bulger Road
  • John L Brunner Memorial Bypass

Completion of the water main installation project is expected in late August of 2020.Construction of the booster station is scheduled to begin this June and be completed in late 2020. Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction.

“This critical water infrastructure project will support economic development opportunities in Washington County,” said Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey Vaughan. “I applaud Pennsylvania American Water for these investments that are vital to economic and community development in our county.”

Company 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.

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. Once the pipe is installed, temporary restoration will take place in the excavated area.

Final paving restoration is expected to occur approximately three months after pipe installation, weather permitting. Any final paving not completed before the start of winter weather conditions will resume as weather permits the following spring. The entire project is expected to be complete by the end of 2020.

In 2019, Pennsylvania American Water invested approximately $25 million to upgrade its Washington County water and wastewater treatment and pipeline systems. The company’s Washington County system provides water service to more than 123,000 people.