JOPLIN, MO – In recognition of National Drinking Water Week, ongoing water pipe replacement projects are being highlighted statewide to educate customers on the need to make investments to maintain water system reliability.
Drinking Water Week focuses on building awareness of the critical role drinking water plays in everyday life. Currently, over 880 million people globally do not have access to safe drinking water.
“Our customers depend on us to deliver quality water and reliable service every day, said Matthew Barnhart, Senior Operations Manager Missouri American Water. “We must continue to invest in water system improvements to replace pipe that has outlived its useful life to limit service interruptions.”
Crews are currently working on the first phase of a project replacing 2000 feet of water pipe originally installed in 1960 from 4th Street to 1st Street on Monroe.
Estimated completion of this phase is the end of May.