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Missouri American Water will begin a project to upgrade its water system infrastructure in Jefferson City at the beginning of August.

On Southwest Boulevard, crews will replace the existing 12-inch cast-iron line with approximately 4,470 feet of 12-inch polyvinyl chloride plastic pipe (PVC), a common replacement for metal piping. They will start at Missouri Boulevard and tie into the existing 12-inch cast-iron line just south of the company's booster station on Southwest Boulevard. The work will include improvements to crossings, hydrants, valves and other services.

Work on this project generally will take place 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some after-hours work may be necessary in high traffic areas to avoid inconvenience to customers.

Weather permitting, the projects are expected to be completed by the beginning of December. Final restoration is expected to be complete 90 days after the construction.

Customers might experience temporary water service interruptions, discolored water and/or lower-than-normal water pressure during construction.

For more information about the project, call Missouri American Water at 1-866-430-0820.

 

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