PA American Water to Rehab, Add Storage Tanks in Tri-County

MECHANICSBURG PA – New water storage tanks will be erected, and others will be rehabilitated and repainted, under plans announced Tuesday (June 14, 2022) by Pennsylvania American Water to invest $16.5 million this year in water storage improvements. Four locations in Montgomery, Berks, and Chester counties, among a total of 20 listed by the company, are affected.

Locally the water company serves portions of Lower Pottsgrove, Limerick, Royersford, Upper Providence, and Phoenixville.

The work plan includes refurbishment of a 2.8-million-gallon ground storage tank in East Norriton, Montgomery County, and a 250,000-gallon tank in Spring Township, Berks County. To rehabilitate the tanks, crews will strip the original paint and apply a new coating. It serves as a protective barrier that prevents steel from rusting and affecting water quality.

Three new ground storage tanks, all in Parkesburg Borough, Chester County, will be built from the ground up. Two 1 million-gallon tanks, and a third 750,000-gallon tank, will offer the company additional water storage capacity.

Customers should not experience problems their water service as the work proceeds, Pennsylvania American said.

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