Aqua Ohio to Replace 1,278 Feet of Water Main in Lowellville

LOWELLVILLE, Ohio – Aqua Ohio will replace 1,278 feet of water main serving customers in the village of Lowellville and Poland Township.

Rudzik Excavating of Struthers will perform the work on the $600,000 project, which began this week and is expected to conclude by mid-September. 

Work has begun on Youngstown-Lowellville Road at Cooper Street and will proceed north on state Route 289 to approximately 600 feet along South Hubbard Road to Aqua’s pump station.

The old cast iron main will be replaced with ductile iron pipe, which is stronger and more corrosion resistant, a news release states.

“This project is all about ensuring reliability,” said Jennifer Johnson, Aqua Ohio’s area manager. “Our goal is to strategically replace mains before they become major problems or widespread service interruptions. This water main supplies our Hubbard Road pump station that supplies water to the northeast corner of our service area, including Lowellville, Poland and Coitsville Townships and portions of Struthers and Campbell.” 

Temporary road closures will be in effect throughout construction, including the lower section of South Hubbard Road from Aug. 14-18. Detour signs will direct drivers to state Route 289 and New Castle Road. Access to all commercial and residential driveways will be maintained. 

“We recognize the inconvenience construction can cause, so we timed this project in conjunction with the village of Lowellville’s upcoming storm sewer project to avoid duplication of road and property restorations,” Johnson said.

Water service is expected to be maintained throughout construction. However, customers along the construction route will experience short-term interruptions while services are connected to the new main near the end of the project. Those customers will be notified by Aqua in advance of the planned interruptions.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.