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Missouri American Water Plans Pipeline Upgrade on Westwood Dr. in St. Charles County

September 24, 2018

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 24, 2018--Missouri American Water is beginning work on a project to replace approximately 6,220 feet of water main in St. Charles County on Westwood Drive from South Breeze Drive to Florence Drive at a cost of $2 million.

Starting next week, Missouri American Water will replace the aging 1972 18-inch main with 20-inch ductile iron water main on Westwood Drive in an effort to improve service reliability and prevent water main breaks. The main replacement project will take place from September through December and will be occurring in conjunction with the St. Charles County Westwood Drive road improvement project. Missouri American Water Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

“Missouri American staff will be working closely throughout the duration of the project with St. Charles County officials to implement traffic control measures to ensure the safety of residents and work crews,” said Susan Harris, Project Manager. “Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction and motorists are urged to give themselves extra time and exercise caution when traveling through the work zone.”

The company expects to complete new main installation, testing and disinfection, and connecting customers’ service lines to the new main by December 21, 2018, weather permitting. Final paving restoration in areas where the main replacement is occurring is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

During construction, customers might experience temporary water service interruptions, discolored water and/or lower-than-normal water pressure. For more information, contact Missouri American Water at 866-430-0820.

Missouri American Water

Missouri American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 1.5 million people.

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,900 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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CONTACT: Missouri American Water

Brian Russell

Communications Manager

T - 314-996-2239

C - 314-825-3578

Brian.Russell@amwater.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MISSOURI

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BUILDING SYSTEMS ENERGY UTILITIES URBAN PLANNING CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY OTHER CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY

SOURCE: Missouri American Water

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