Water Improvement Projects

The Authority has an active Capital Investment Program that is designed to provide continuous improvement to the water delivery system to our customers.   This program is a direct result of our Water Master Plan.  This planning document provides a blueprint for capital investment in our system which structures planned expenditures for timely and efficient execution within the framework of our overall financial plan.  The hydraulic model is utilized as part of this process in evaluating alternatives to optimize the planning of system improvements.  

Project Updates

Major Water Storage Tank Projects

Tanks provide increased available water to the system for fire flow and during peak demand periods, while stabilizing water pressure to our customers.  As the water system has continued to grow the Authority has planned investment into building new tanks to ensure that optimal water service is provided under all situations.

This year work is underway on the removal of the existing Hillcrest tank in Lansdale Borough in anticipation of new tank construction next year. Also this year, security of new tank sites in Worcester Township and West Rockhill Township is proceeding.

Main Replacement and Improvement Projects

In 2017, the Authority is continuing its aggressive Main Replacement Program.  We work closely with local municipalities to coordinate and schedule additional main replacement projects as opportunities become available.

 

 Areas of Active Projects

Street: Church Road

Work: Installation of 8” ductile main and interconnection pit

Status: Completed



Street: 
Derstine Avenue

Work: Replacement of 4” cast iron with 8” ductile main

Status: Completed



Street: 
North Wales Road

Work: Replacement of 6” cast iron with 8” ductile main

Status: Completed



Street: 
Pennbrook Area

Work: Replacement of 4″, 6″ and 8” cast iron with 8” ductile main

Status: Underway, completion anticipated 2020



Street: 
East Third Street

Work: Replacement of 4” cast iron with 8″ ductile main

Status: Completed

Street: High Street

Work: Replacement of 6” cast iron with 8″ ductile main

Status: Completed 

Street: Township Line Road

Work: Installation of 8” ductile main to complete tie-in

Status: Completed

Street: Broad Street

Work: Replacement of 8” cast iron with 8″ ductile main

Status: Completed


Street: Fourth Street

Work: Replacement of 6” cast iron with 8” ductile main

Status: Completed


Street: Hillside Avenue

Work: Replacement of 6” cast iron with 8” ductile main

Status: Completed

Project Location Map

 

Developer Projects

Throughout our service area there are projects involving the extension of our water system into a new development.  Typically, this work is done by the Developer’s own contractors; however, NPWA provides oversight to ensure that the work is completed according to required standards and specifications.  We always analyze each extension of our system to determine if there is the potential for any adverse impact on our existing customers.   NPWA works with developers to ensure that all extensions are done in a way to minimize any impact to our valued customers.

Currently underway is: Hillstone, Franconia Township; Rittenhouse Tract, Lower Salford Township; Whitehall Estates, Worcester Township; Gwynedd Ridge, Upper Gwynedd / Lansdale Borough.  

Road Improvement Projects

The NPWA service area has been impacted by several PennDOT road improvement and bridge replacement projects. The Authority has been closely involved in coordinating construction efforts. Road improvement projects require NPWA’s involvement to ensure the water facilities are maintained and protected as the roadway is excavated and reconstructed.  In some cases, PennDOT projects require relocation of facilities that are in conflict with the construction improvements.  In other cases, NPWA considers potential extension or replacement of main prior to completion of final roadway paving. This prevents reopening a newly paved roadway as well as serves as a cost savings for water main improvement projects.

Upcoming projects include: Sellersville Road, Sellersville Borough; Walnut Street, Sellersville Borough; Reliance Road, Franconia Township; Cowpath Road, Franconia Township; Schoolhouse Road, New Britain Township; Hillcrest Area, Lansdale Borough.

Project Media

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Contact Info

Address: 300 Forty Foot Road

Lansdale, PA 19446

Phone: 215.855.3617

Fax: 215.855.2756

After Hours Emergency Number: 215.855.9945

Safe Drinking Water Hotline: 800.426.4791

General Email: info@npwa.org

Service Email: customerservice@npwa.org

Address: 300 Forty Foot Road

Lansdale, PA 19446

Phone: 215.855.3617

Fax: 215.855.2756

After Hours Emergency Number: 215.855.9945

Safe Drinking Water Hotline: 800.426.4791

General Email: info@npwa.org

Service Email: customerservice@npwa.org

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