BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aqua Pennsylvania (Aqua) today announced the company will make $230 million in infrastructure improvements in the state throughout 2014, after completing $216 million of similar projects in 2013. Capital investments planned for the year include:
- $124 million throughout its Southeastern Pennsylvania operating division, which comprises parts of Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties
- $1 million throughout its Susquehanna operating division, which comprises parts of Athens Township and Athens, South Waverly and Sayre boroughs
- $10 million throughout its White Haven operating division, which comprises parts of Wyoming, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Schuylkill, Susquehanna and Carbon counties
- $8 million throughout its Honesdale operating division, which comprises parts of Lackawanna, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties
- $16 million throughout its Roaring Creek operating division, which comprises parts of Adams, Columbia, Cumberland, Juniata, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Snyder counties
- $13 million throughout its Shenango operating division, which comprises parts of Lawrence, Mercer, Forest, Crawford, Venango, Clarion, Warren and Clearfield counties.
“Much of the water infrastructure in Pennsylvania is aging and reaching the end of its useful life,” said Aqua Pennsylvania President Steve Tagert. “Aqua is committed to making ongoing, prudent investments to update and improve our infrastructure so that we can continue to provide our customers with quality water and wastewater services. We have seen first-hand how this investment is helping to increase service reliability. For example, in our Southeastern Pennsylvania division, we experienced 27 percent fewer main breaks during the winter of 2013 – 2014 when compared to the equally brutal winter conditions of 2008 – 2009. This decrease can be credited to the more than $950 million in infrastructure investments that Aqua made in the area between 2009 and 2013. We are confident the improvements that are slated for this year will be equally as beneficial.”
Aqua Pennsylvania serves approximately 1.4 million people in 31 counties throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Visit AquaAmerica.com for more information, or follow Aqua on Facebook at facebook.com/MyAquaAmerica and on Twitter at @MyAquaAmerica.