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Message from AQUA

Post Date:07/26/2017 12:40 PM

 Message from AQUA

July 26, 2017
Dear Customer,
As part of our continuing infrastructure improvement program, Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. (Aqua)
will replace the existing water main on the following streets Abington Township, Montgomery
County.
• Jefferson Avenue between Tennis and Maple avenues
• Cricket Avenue between Jefferson and Lincoln avenues
• Lincoln Avenue between Cricket and Maple avenues
• Central Avenue between Jefferson Avenue and a point 489 feet w/o Jefferson Avenue
The new main will increase service reliability, reduce the potential for discolored water and
improve firefighting capabilities in the area. The $627,000 project is scheduled to begin the
week of July 31 , 2017 with the installation of 3,219 feet of 8 inch ductile iron pipe, with
completion expected in October. The new main will replace the existing 6 inch cast iron mains.
Aqua will have an inspector on the job each day to answer your questions.
Following the installation of the new water main, there will be a period of time during which the
main will be chlorinated and tested before being put into service, during this phase, activity on
the job site will be limited. Once testing has been completed, we will transfer each water service
and any fire hydrants onto the new main. It is important to note that the trench will be covered
with temporary black top at the end of each work day. Once all of the activity described has
been completed, permanent restoration will follow in about 30 to 60 days.
Construction will typically take place week days between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Access will be
provided for emergency, mail, school buses and trash services. Residents will have access to
their properties but at times will need to enter from a different direction due to changing work
zones. We will notify customers 24 hours in advance of any scheduled shutdown, however, as
with any construction project, an emergency shutdown might be necessary. If so, we will restore
service as soon as possible.
If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact me at 215.659.2505 ext. 56005.
Should you have an emergency, including a water quality issue, please call our Customer
service Department or emergency dispatcher at 877.987.2782
We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this construction while we make important
improvements to the water distribution system.

Mike Staerk
Superintendent of Construction

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