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Missouri American Water invests $52 million to replace aging pipes in St. Louis County

Christian Fernsby |
To improve St. Louis County’s aging water system, Missouri American Water is replacing nearly 95,000 feet (18 miles) of water main starting in January.

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“Over the next few months, we are investing $52 million in pipe replacement across St. Louis County to increase service reliability for our customers and enhance fire flow for our firefighters,” said Missouri American Water President Rich Svindland.

Several major thoroughfares including W. Florissant Avenue, Page Avenue, Dale Avenue, N. Lindbergh Boulevard, MacKenzie Road, and S. Laclede Station Road are slated for water main improvements.

Weather permitting, construction for most projects will begin in January and run through May 2022, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Service line transfers and street restoration are expected to be completed by July 2022.

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