BRYN MAWR — Aqua Pennsylvania on Monday announced that it invested a total of $24.2 million to rebuild and replace aging water and wastewater infrastructure in western Pennsylvania last year.
"As a leading water utility, our number one priority is to deliver safe, reliable drinking water and wastewater services to our customers," said Marc Lucca, Aqua Pennsylvania president. "While infrastructure across the country is in critical need of replacement, Aqua Pennsylvania is proud to be playing a role in addressing this challenge head-on across the commonwealth. Our capital improvement program allows us to make continuous and necessary investments to update water and wastewater treatment facilities, and distribution and collection systems to ensure we have dependable infrastructure in place."
In total in 2017, Aqua invested $1.4 million in McKean County.
Aqua built a $432,000 booster station at its Mount Jewett water system to bring the pressure to appropriate levels. Prior to Aqua’s purchase of the system, water pressure was below that required by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.
Across Pennsylvania, Aqua invested more than $225 million in infrastructure in 2017 alone. The company plans to spend another $227 million statewide in 2018.