Water pipeline work to come through Jeannette neighborhood |

Water pipeline work to come through Jeannette neighborhood

Renatta Signorini
Barry Reeger | Trib Total Media
Beaver Run Reservoir, Westmoreland County

Some Jeannette residents will have water pipeline work in their neighborhood for about the next year.

The work is expected to begin in mid-July and will be the final phase of a $63 million project linking water treatment plants in the northern and southern areas, said Matt Junker, spokesman for the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County.

Authority officials will meet with city council at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to publicly discuss the project.

Residents on the following streets could be affected: Chambers, Lowry, Patterson, Welty and Western avenues, Division and Pine streets and Penn High Park Road.

The work has been ongoing for 11 years between East Huntingdon Township and Adamsburg in Hempfield. The 48-inch pipe is connecting two major storage tanks, one that is fed with water from a treatment plant in Connellsville to a second tank in Adamsburg that gets its water from Beaver Run Reservoir in Bell Township.

Service from the tanks is split around Route 30. The connection means that customers can be serviced by either tank in the event of an emergency.

“One plant will supply the other system if an outage were to happen at the other plant,” Junker said.

The final part consists of about 2.5 miles of pipe from Jeannette to Adamsburg that will cost about $12.5 million.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter @byrenatta.

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