Aqua unveils $2.4M in planned improvements
SAYRE — Officials from Aqua Pennsylvania Inc. have announced that the company has plans to make $2.3 million of water and wastewater improvements throughout its Susquehanna operating division, which includes parts of Athens Township, and Athens, South Waverly and Sayre boroughs.
Aqua’s planned improvements include $900,000 for the development of a new well to provide additional water supply to the area system, and approximately $1 million in main replacements including:
• The replacement of 6,600 feet of eight-inch type pipe on Pennsylvania Avenue between Lincoln and Washington streets.
• The replacement of 1,900 feet of eight-inch type pipe on Pitney Street between Warren Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, crossing onto North Keystone Street between Tuscarora and Pitney streets.
This year’s program comes on the heels of the company’s 2011 capital program, which included $1.3 million of similar improvements, said company officials.
The types of investment the company is making are consistent with those cited by the Environmental Protection Agency, which estimates a 20- year capital investment of $334.8 billion is needed for public water system repairs and replacement of transmission pipes, storage and treatment equipment, and other projects required to protect public health, said company officials.
Aqua’s Susquehanna Division provides water service to about 17,000 people throughout its service territory.