Missouri American Water Initiates Water Main Replacement Projects in St. Louis County Totaling More Than $30 Million

Missouri American Water is kicking off 2019 with plans to replace more than 85,000 feet of aging infrastructure in St. Louis County at an investment of more than $30 million.

The projects cover water mains countywide, with start dates beginning immediately and running into the spring.

If you remember January 2018, Missouri American Water set a company record with more than 1,200 water main breaks in St. Louis County, said Missouri American Water Manager of Operations – Construction Christopher Parrish. Working to replace aging infrastructure like this is our effort to get ahead of the kinds of water main breaks that disrupt our customers lives. A new main is much less likely to break than one that is 60, 70, 80 years old no matter how cold it might get.

We ask for patience and understanding as we temporarily disrupt these streets in order to ensure continued delivery of clean, safe, award-winning water to our customers.

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Streets with ongoing water main replacement projects may face lane restrictions and increased traffic, so travelers are encouraged to find alternate routes where possible.

Work on these projects generally will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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.

Once each project is complete, contractors for Missouri American Water will construct temporary road patches to allow traffic flow. Permanent road repair, as well as restoration of any other yard and property damage caused by the work, will begin within 90 days of project completion. This allows for the ground to properly settle so that restoration work is successful. More information about restoration can be found on the Missouri American Water website at: https://amwater.com/moaw/customer-service-billing/do-you-have-property-damage

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.

Brian Russell
Communications Manager
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314-825-3578
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