Virginia American Water To Begin $320,000 Pipeline Upgrade At Foxchase In Alexandria To Improve Water Service
Virginia American Water recently announced the start of a water main upgrade at Foxchase Shopping Plaza in Alexandria that will enhance water quality, improve service reliability and increase flows for fire protection for the community. The cost of the water system improvements is approximately $320,000 and will replace aging pipe dating back to the early 1900’s. The project is part of nearly $4M in infrastructure investments Virginia American Water has made in Virginia already this year.
Beginning October 9, Virginia American Water will replace approximately 1,200 feet of six-inch pipeline at Foxchase, with a new eight-inch water main. The project will be completed in about two months.
Crews will work weekdays between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. During the project, some residents are likely to experience temporary interruption of their water service when individual service lines are changed over to the new main, as well as when the old main is cut and capped.
During work hours, at least one lane of traffic will always open and trash pickup will not be impacted. Crews will work as quickly as possible to shorten the length of any temporary inconveniences.
Virginia American Water, a subsidiary of American Water , is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to more than 300,000 people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than approximately 6,700 dedicated professionals, who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 30 states and parts of Canada. For more information, visit www.amwater.com.
SOURCE: Virginia American Water