Missouri American Water has announced the start of a $4.35 million (€4.1 million) project to replace more than one mile of water mains.
This will take place to improve reliability for customers and reduce service disruptions in St Louis.
Crews will begin installing a new 24-inch ductile iron water main to replace the aging eight-inch and 20-inch cast iron mains.
The original mains were installed in the 1950s – 1960s and experienced water main breaks over the past several years.
“We’re replacing old water mains that are reaching the end of their useful life to support the reliability of our water service,” said Brian Eisenloeffel, senior director of operations for Missouri American Water.
“These proactive investments will help keep life flowing for our customers and enhance fire flow for local fire fighters.”
Crews have begun the work. Construction will take place until late December.
Service line transfers and street restoration may start in November and are expected to be completed by the end of 2022. Weather interruptions could delay completion until the beginning of next year.
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