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Water Line Upgrades Start in West Norriton This Week

Expect traffic restrictions and temporary water service interruptions on Byrd Drive between Varnum Road and Hemlock Avenue while crews replace aging pipes.

According to a release issued by Pennsylvania American Water (PAW), construction to replace aging water mains in West Norriton to improve service and increase water flows for fire protection. PAW estimates the cost of the system improvements, which will replace pipe dating back to the early 1950s, at approximately $275,000.   

Starting this week and working through November, the company will install approximately nearly 1,800 feet of eight-inch ductile iron pipe along Byrd Drive between Varnum Road and Hemlock Avenue. Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction and drivers are advised to find alternate routes. 

The company expects to complete the water main installation and service tie-ins by the end of November, weather permitting. Depending on weather conditions, final paving restoration will take place either in December or early spring 2013. 

During construction, customers might experience temporary service interruptions, discolored water and/or lower than normal water pressure. PAW will provide a minimum of 24-hours notice prior to any parking and/or driveway use restrictions. For more information, contact Pennsylvania American Water’s customer service center at 1-800-565-7292. 

More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com

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