Construction begins on $480K water tank
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According to the Pennsylvania-American Water Company, the project will not result in any service interruptions to local customers while crews complete the approximately $480,000 project.
Starting this week, crews will construct the 252,000-gallon storage tank adjacent to the existing tank near Highland Drive. Initially, Pennsylvania American Water planned to repaint and rehabilitate the existing tank, but after further review by engineers, the company determined that due to the magnitude of the repairs needed the 1950s-era structure should be replaced.
Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. The company expects the new tank to be erected and in service in November, weather permitting. Once the new tank is in service, work will begin to remove the former tank, which is expected to be completed by late December.
7KH LRwHU 0DNHfiHOG 7RwnVKLS VWUuFWuUH LV RnH RI the 12 water storage tanks that the company is upgrading this year across Pennsylvania, which represents a total investment of approximately $5.9 million.