water pipe


The Authority has begun construction work on a water main replacement project in Stevens Road and Line Road.  This $1,346,739 project was awarded to Wexcon, Inc. of Mohrsville, PA.  The project will replace about 5,290 feet of 6-inch cast iron water main that has become unreliable and prone to breaks with 8-inch ductile iron pipe.  As part of the project, the Authority will also replace 83 existing water laterals and install new curb stops and valve boxes at customer's properties located within the scope of the project.  This project will also include the installation of approximately 3,130 feet of 10-inch ductile iron pipe for a new raw water main to allow future connection of an Authority-owned well off of Line Road with the Water Treatment Plant located near the Stevens Fire Company.

The Stevens Road portion of the replacement project will extend from approximately the driveway of the Stevens Fire Company to the intersection of Line Road.  The Line Road portion of the project will extend from the Authority's Sewer Lift Station south of Wabash Road to about a quarter mile before the Denver Borough border line.

As this project progresses, motorists should expect some travel delays along Stevens Road and Line Road, especially in the vicinity of actual construction.  Flagmen will be on site to direct traffic, and every effort will be made to keep these delays to a minimum.

This project is scheduled for substantial completion in early December with final road paving taking place in the Spring of 2018.

The Authority's Stevens Pumping Station, located along Line Road near the intersection of Wabash Road, is approaching full capacity and cannot support future growth as identified in the Township's Act 537 sewage plan.  By December 2017 the Authority expects to complete the design and permitting work to upgrade the station's current pumping capacity from 100 gallons per minute to 300 gallons per minute.  The station's infrastructure will also be sized to accommodate future wastewater flows of up to 860 gallons per minute with minimal additional work.  The current schedule calls for bidding and award of the project in early 2018.  Construction will start in the Spring of 2018 with completion by year's end.