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Construction Starts on New Water Reservoir

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Construction is now underway on a new multi-million dollar Erie Water Works reservoir in southeast Erie. Crews are now preparing the site located south of East 38th Street, between Marion and Davison. Construction is expected to last until next summer.

 It will be Erie Water Works 4th ground level storage reservoir. It's capacity will be 3.7 million gallons.

Erie Water Works CEO Paul Vojtek said, "It will provide stored water for the eastern part of our service territory, improved fire protection and continuity of service should there be power outages or things like that in the future

And as the Harborcreek  area continues to grow, this will provide the water to support that expansion."

 The estimated cost of the reservoir and a new water main is about $4.5 million. The project will be paid for by a Pennvest loan.

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