Water Utility Working in Royersford, Upper Prov

Water Utility Working in Royersford, Upper Prov

ROYERSFORD PA – Crews have begun work to replace nearly 5,000 feet of “aging cast iron water main” in portions of the Royersford and Upper Providence area served by Pennsylvania American Water, the company announced Monday (April 6, 2020). The effort is expected to cost about $2 million, it added, and is expected to “improve water service reliability for area residents.”

New eight-inch ductile iron water main is being installled on 2nd Avenue between Main Street and Vaughn Street, the company said. With its completion, final paving restoration in the project’s Royersford portion is scheduled to finish during Summer 2020; final paving in the Upper Providence portion is set for Fall 2020, both dependent on acceptable weather.

Drivers should anticipate traffic restrictions as construction proceeds. Pennsylvania American workers will occupy the Royersford section weekdays (Monday through Friday) from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the Upper Providence portion from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The company urges drivers “to give themselves extra time and exercise caution when traveling through the work zone.”

It also suggested that, during construction, its “customers might experience temporary water service interruptions, discolored water, and lower than normal water pressure.”

Company employees and contractors “will exercise caution and follow (federal Centers for Disease Control) guidance for social distancing and hygiene while performing this work,” it reported. Members of the public are being asked “not approach our employees or contractors” as a matter of public safety. Those with questions are asked to call Pennsylvania American at 1-800-565-7292.

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