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WILKES-BARRE — Pennsylvania American Water today announced upgrades to more than 9,000 feet of water main in Dunmore Borough to improve reliability for customers, reduce service disruptions and increase water flows for firefighting.

The cost of the system improvements, which replace water main dating as far back as the 1880s, is approximately $1.8 million.

Scheduled to begin May 1, the company will replace existing two-, four-, and six-inch cast iron water mains with new eight-inch ductile iron pipe along the following streets:

• Warren Street

• Reeve Street

• Battin Street

• Jones Court

• Bednar Street

• Boyle Street

• Foote Street

• Clay Avenue

• North Webster Avenue

• Marion Street

Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction. The company expects to complete the water main installation, including transfer of all customer services, final restoration, and paving by the end of June.

During construction, customers might experience temporary service interruptions, discolored water and/or lower than normal water pressure. Crews will work as quickly as possible to shorten the length of these temporary inconveniences. For more information, contact Pennsylvania American Water’s customer service center at 1-800-565-7292.

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