Pennsylvania American Water will replace more than 6,100 feet of century-old water mains in parts of Archbald, Carbondale, and Forest City, the company announced.

The $1.3 million project will improve reliability for customers, reduce service disruptions and increase water flows for firefighting.

Work started earlier this week and will continue on weekdays 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting.

Contractors will replace old, small-diameter cast iron pipe with new, 8-inch ductile iron mains in:

- Archbald: Hickory and Monroe streets.

- Carbondale: Cedar, Tenth and Washington avenues; and Richmond and Cemetery streets.

- Forest City: Depot Street.

Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction. The company expects to connect all customers to the new main by the end of September, with final restoration and paving completed by the end of November.

During construction, customers might experience temporary service interruptions, discolored water, and/or lower than normal water pressure. Crews will work as quickly as possible to shorten the length of these temporary inconveniences.

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