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Missouri American Water Plans Pipeline Upgrades on Two Streets in Jefferson City

November 26, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 26, 2019--

Missouri American Water has initiated two projects to upgrade water main in Jefferson City, investing $550,000.

The two water main projects, which will replace and upsize the pipes, will enhance the reliability of water service Missouri American Water provides to its customers.

“Aging infrastructure is a challenge we face across the state, from our water mains to our treatment plants,” said Debbie Dewey, president of Missouri American Water. “We are committed to working with legislators and key stakeholders so we can attract more capital for these types of planned replacement projects that increase service and reliability for our customers.”

Main breaks, which occur for a number of reasons including temperature and pipe deterioration from age and soil corrosion, can be very costly and inconvenient to fix, as they often cause pavement and property damage, service interruptions and boil advisories.

Brent Haas, Operations Manager for Missouri American Water’s Jefferson City district, said, “We’re seeing more main breaks as the pipes age. Obtaining capital for planned replacement projects helps prevent emergency breaks, which we know can be very frustrating for customers and local businesses.”

Work on these projects generally will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weather-pending, the projects are expected to be completed by the end of November, with restoration of any disturbed land to be completed in spring 2020.

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.

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 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to more than 14 million people in 46 states. 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.

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