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Lancaster waterline replacement project underway

The long-awaited replacement of waterlines – some dating to 1929 – is underway and construction is expected to continue through September, according to Lancaster town officials.

Replacement work on Pleasant View Drive from Transit to Stutzman roads and from Harris Hill Road extending east approximately 800 feet will require lane closures and may cause traffic delays, officials said.

Safety concerns among residents about dated waterlines intensified in September 2018 after efforts to fight a house fire at 125 Pleasantview Drive were compromised by inadequate water pressure. The accumulation of sediment in the water lines narrows the opening and can also contribute to low water pressure.

In 2017 and 2018, waterline work was completed on Westwood Road and Schlemmer Road from Ransom to Townline roads, said Edward Schiller, town engineer.

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