HUNTINGTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – West Virginia American Water announced today the company is investing approximately $1.9 million to replace more than 10,000 feet of water main in Cabell and Wayne Counties. This investment will improve service reliability and fire protection across the service area.
“Water and wastewater infrastructure across the country is aging and in need of repair or replacement,” said Mike Raymo, director of engineering. “Our team is committed to continuously upgrading our existing infrastructure and providing the water service and reliability our customers expect.”
Since 2019, West Virginia American Water will have invested $252 million in infrastructure projects and capital upgrades across the state to increase service reliability and water pressure to hundreds of communities. All existing and planned upgrades are available to the public on the company’s infrastructure upgrade map.
In 2021, West Virginia American Water customers in Cabell and Wayne counties will see major infrastructure upgrades including the replacement of 5,400 feet of 12-inch pipe on Toms Creek in Salt Rock and the replacement of 4,000 feet of 16-inch pipe on Route 60 and Cyrus Creek in Huntington.
The health and safety of our employees, contractors and motorists is a top priority at West Virginia American Water. While construction is occurring, motorists should use caution when driving in the construction areas and obey traffic signs, detour routes and flaggers.
Customers impacted by infrastructure projects in their area will be notified by a letter prior to the start of the project. The letter will include a local contact for questions, as well as details on the individual project timeline and restoration efforts. In addition, West Virginia American Water and the contractor(s) on each project will provide updates as work progresses. These updates may be provided by informational door hangers or through phone, text or email notifications based on customer preferences. Customers are encouraged to log on to the company’s web self‐service portal at mywater.amwater.com to enter their contact information and preferences. Customers with limited internet access can contact the company’s customer service center at 1-800-685-8660 to update their contact information and preferences.