Update –¬†Thursday February 24th from 10am to 4pm water service will be off for Fifth Avenue from Lang Avenue to Beech Avenue related to construction of the Magee Avenue water line. Customers may experience low water pressure or discolored water when the water comes back on after 4pm. No other section of the Borough should be without water during this period. We ask for your patience and cooperation as we complete this important project.

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Patton Municipal Authority

Magee Avenue Waterline Project

The project is anticipated to start Wednesday, February 16th at 7am. Construction is expected to take several months.  During that time, Magee Avenue will be an active construction zone. As such, there will be periods of lane closures and delays. We ask for your patience and cooperation as we complete this important project.

What does the project involve?

The Patton Municipal Authority is planning the replacement of 700 feet of old cast-iron waterline along Magee Avenue between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue. A new PVC waterline will be constructed along the old one, and new service lines will be installed from the water main to the property line near the curb.

Why is this project being undertaken?

The waterline being replaced with this project is nearly a century old. This project is expected to reduce water that is lost from leaks in the main, as well as improve water quality and public safety. The old cast-iron main contains lead components that are no longer considered safe for public drinking water systems. Please note that the Patton Borough water system is in full compliance with all drinking water regulations, including those relating to lead.

Who is paying for the project?

The project is estimated to cost $600,000 and is being completed through a grant from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, also known as PennVest. The Patton Municipal Authority received the grant earlier in the year as part of a program paid through the Federal Water Infrastructure Funding Transfer Act (WIFTA). The WIFTA program was a special allocation of grants intended to remove lead components from public drinking water systems. No impact to your monthly water rate is expected from this project.

 

What about the rest of the Borough?

The Patton Municipal Authority recognized an opportunity to replace this portion of the existing system through a grant at no cost to our customers. After this project, approximately 7,300 feet of original waterline will remain in the Borough and other improvements. The Authority continues to evaluate means for replacing those remaining areas without radically increasing your user rates. Additionally, Patton Borough Council has recently sought a $1.5 million grant to follow this Magee Avenue waterline project with a full streetscape upgrade.