Spring City Water Main Replacement Gets Under Way

SPRING CITY PA – In its second such announcement in two days, Pennsylvania American Water said Wednesday (Sept. 22, 2021) it had begun installing 700 feet of upgraded water main along Bridge Street in the Chester County borough of Spring City, between Main Street and North Church Street. The utility company’s work crews got started Wednesday at 9 a.m., it added.

Improvements on this part of the main, which dates back to the 1920s, are intended to increase reliability, reduce service disruptions, and augment water flows for firefighting (at top). Pennsylvania American stated the cost as $475,000.

The company said it was re-routing the water main as part of the effort. It will replace 1,400 linear feet of existing 6- and 16-inch cast iron pipe with half that length of 6-inch ductile iron main. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction, as the crews work weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In the interim, Pennsylvania American said customers might experience temporary service interruptions, discolored water, or lower-than-normal water pressure. It pledged “crews will work as quickly as possible to shorten the length of these temporary inconveniences.”

The water main installation is expected to be completed, and all customer service lines connected to the new main, by mid-November. Final restoration and paving of the highway are scheduled for Spring 2022.

On Tuesday (Sept. 21), the company announced it also was replacing 4,300 linear feet of water main in nearby Limerick Township, at a cost of $1.4 million.

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