Missouri American Water is working to keep its safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water flowing in Webster Groves with an investment of $15 million in water main replacements there through 2023.
Some of the larger projects include:
- Big Bend Blvd., which will see more than 3,300 feet of 4- and 6-inch main dating from the 1920s replaced with 16-inch ductile iron main from S. Berry to W. Glendale.
- S. Rock Hill Rd from Reavis Place to W Rose Ave., which will see more than 2,000 feet of 8-inch main from the 1950s replaced with 12-inch PVC main
- Atalanta Ave. from N. Bompart Ave. to Summit Ave., which will see more than 1,600 feet of 4-inch main from the 1920s replaced with 8-inch PVC main
- E. Lockwood Ave. from N. Gore to Bompart will see more than 4,600 feet of 8-inch main from the 1920s replaced with 16-inch ductile iron main
This continues Missouri American Water’s ongoing efforts to replace the aging water mains in Webster Groves, adding to a previous investment of $7 million over the past five years.
“We know that water main breaks can be frustrating for customers and businesses,” said Debbie Dewey, President of Missouri American Water. “The upcoming main replacement projects in Webster Groves are part of a program passed by the state legislature that helps us accelerate the replacement of pipes in St. Louis County that are nearing the end of their useful life, which improves service and reliability for area customers.
Main breaks, which occur for a number of reasons including temperature and pipe deterioration from age and soil corrosion, can be costly and inconvenient to fix, because they often cause pavement and property damage, service interruptions and boil advisories.
“Aging infrastructure is a challenge we face across the state, from our water mains to our treatment plants,” said Dewey. “Planned replacement of our pipes, pumps and plants is both safer and more cost effective than waiting until the equipment fails or breaks. We are committed to working with legislators and key stakeholders so we can attract more capital for these types of planned replacement projects across the state.”
Work on these projects generally will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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.
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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/or wastewater services to approximately 1.5 million people.
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