The Pennsylvania American Water company announced that it plans to invest $17.5 million in upgrades for various water reservoirs in the Commonwealth countries. including one in York County and another in Dauphin County. PAM plans to inspect, sandblast, and repaint water ranks to improve and protect water quality in Pennsylvania communities.

Report “Storage tanks help provide suitable water pressure for our communities and important storage reserves for fire protection,” said Bruce Aiton, vice president of engineering at Pennsylvania American Water. “Proactively maintaining and rehabilitating tanks where there are opportunities to do so provides cost benefits to our customers. In addition, building new reservoirs helps provide additional capacity for community growth and system resiliency.”

They allocated $585,000 to a ground reservoir in Fairview Township, York County. Additionally, they allocated $1 million to another reservoir in Swatara Township, Dauphin County.

Fresh paint layers act as a protective layer that limits rust. Customers’ water service is not expected to be impacted.