As part of Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc (Aqua)’s continuing infrastructure improvement program, they will replace the existing water main on the following streets in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County.
- Prince Fredrick St between W. Valley Forge Road and Hansen Road
- Mark Lane between Prince Fredrick St and the cul-de-sac
- Lincoln Road between Prince Fredrick St and Mark Lane
- Adams Road between Mark Lane and Prince Fredrick St
- Mark Lane between Adams Road and W. Valley Forge Road
- W. Valley Forge Road between Northgate Road and a point 250 feet e/o Prince Fredrick St
- Hansen Road between W. Valley Forge Road and the cul-de-sac
- Chapel Lane between Hansen Road and the cul-de-sac
- Stacey Drive between Anderson Road and the cul-de-sac
The new main will increase service reliability, reduce the potential for discolored water and improve firefighting capabilities in the area. The $1.6 million project is scheduled to begin the week of August 6, 2018 with the installation of 7,873 feet of 8-inch and 763 feet of ductile iron pipe, with completion expected in December. The new main will replace the existing 6-inch cast iron mains. Aqua will have an inspector on the job each day to answer your questions.
Following the installation of the new water main, there will be a period of time during which the main will be chlorinated and tested before being put into service. During this phase, activity on the job site will be limited. Once testing has been completed, Aqua will transfer each water service and any fire hydrants onto the new main. It is important to note that the trench will be covered with temporary black top at the end of each work day. Once all of the activity described has been completed, permanent restoration will follow in about 30 to 60 days.
Construction will typically take place daily between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Construction on W. Valley Forge will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Access will be provided for emergency, mail and trash services. Residents will have access to their properties but at times will need to enter from a different direction due to changing work zones. Aqua will notify customers 24 hours in advance of any scheduled shutdown, however, as with any construction project, an emergency shutdown might be necessary. If so, Aqua will restore service as soon as possible.
If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact Superintendent of Construction Mike Staerk, at 215.659.2505 ext 56005. Should you have an emergency, including a water quality issue, please call Aqua’s Customer Service Department or emergency dispatcher at 877.WTR.AQUA (877.987.2782)
Aqua appreciates your patience and cooperation during this construction while they make important improvements to the water distribution system.