Work to begin on replacing city sewer pipes

Pa. American Water warns traffic disruptions likely on East Lincoln Highway

ImagePennsylvania American Water announced Tuesday that it would start of construction to replace nearly 1,700 feet of aging sewer main in the City of Coatesville.

The cost of the sewer collection system improvements, which will replace outdated, undersized clay pipe, is approximately $1 million, a company news release said.

Starting this week, crews will install new 18-inch PVC pipe along East Lincoln Highway between Eighth and 10th Avenues. The project also includes installing new manholes and service lateral connections. The company does not expect disruptions to customers’ wastewater service during construction, the release said.

Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Traffic disruptions in the work area are expected during construction hours. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of the year, weather permitting, with final paving restoration scheduled for spring 2014, the release said.

For more information, contact Pennsylvania American Water’s customer service center at 1-800-565-7292.


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  1. DeborahL. Thompson says:

    The Lower Merion Township uses a process that only takes a day for each block. Per a sewage manager. there is the ability to place a liner in each water & sewage line that you heat and it becomes fixed to the old pipes regardless of cracks /breaks. He said this process cuts cost in a major way and last for many, many years. Coatesville Supervisors should look into what other townships are doing with their old infrastructures. There are other options so not to allow price gouging of the community.

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