Missouri American Water announced today the start of construction to replace nearly 4,400 feet of aging water main, originally installed in the 1960s, along Moreland Avenue and Southwest Boulevard beginning mid-June to improve water service reliability for customers.
“We’re proactively investing to replace pipes that are reaching the end of their useful life to keep water flowing to our customers, to enhance fire flows for our local firefighters, and support the reliability of our water service year-round,” said Brent Haas, Manager of Operations for Missouri American Water.
The Moreland Avenue project consists of installing approximately 2,100 linear feet of 8-inch PVC pipe to replace the current 6-inch ductile iron pipe on Moreland Avenue from Moreau Drive to the end of the street.
Phase three of the Southwest Boulevard project consists of installing nearly 2,300 linear feet of 12-inch PVC pipe to replace the current 6-inch, 8-inch and 12-inch cast iron pipe along Southwest Boulevard just south of Missouri American Water’s Southwest Booster station near Swifts Highway to Thompson Street.
Both projects include replacing all crossings, hydrants, valves, and services within the scope of each project. Weather permitting, work will be completed in August. Construction will take place between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some after-hour work may be necessary in high-traffic areas to minimize inconvenience to our customers. Final restoration is expected to be completed 90 days following the construction phase.
To view a map of pipe replacement projects, visit Missouri American Water’s new interactive map.
Motorists should use caution when driving in the construction areas and obey traffic signs, detour routes and flaggers. Missouri American Water will provide continuous updates as work occurs. Customers may receive updates via door hangers and/or the company’s notification system that contacts customers via phone, text or email based on customer preferences. Visit missouriamwater.com for emergency alerts and create or update a MyWater account to sign up for notifications.
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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 wastewater services to approximately 1.5 million people. For more, visit missouriamwater.com and follow Missouri American Water on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs approximately 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Samantha E. Williams
External Affairs Manager