Bucks County Herald

Lower Makefield water pipeline upgrade begins

Pennsylvania American Water has begun construction to replace aging water main in Lower Makefield Township to improve service reliability and prevent water outages.

The project, with an estimated cost of nearly $520,000, will replace outdated pipe dating back to the 1950s.

Starting this week, the company will install approximately 2,000 feet of new 8-inch ductile iron pipe along Taylorsville Road between Dolington Road and Highland Drive. Crews will work weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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 the new main installation, testing and disinfection, and connecting customers’ service lines to the new main by the end of September, weather permitting. Final paving restoration will be performed by PennDOT later this year.

During construction, customers might experience temporary water service interruptions, discolored water and/or lower than normal water pressure. For information, contact Pennsylvania American Water’s customer service center at 800-565-7292.


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