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A partnership between Keystone College and water utility Aqua Pennsylvania will benefit the college and Factoryville communities.

Beginning March 21, Aqua Pennsylvania’s White Haven Division will break ground on a 2,700-foot water main extension to provide water to 12 buildings on Keystone’s campus.

The extension, which is being underwritten by Aqua’s Main Source Program, will be installed along College Road in La Plume. The new main is part of Aqua’s main extension program that enables communities and businesses to partner with the water utility to obtain quality water at an affordable cost.

“We are very happy to work with Keystone College to make this project affordable and bring excellent water quality and service to campus,” said Aqua Pennsylvania Area Manager Steve Clark. Clark said the project is expected to be completed and in service by early summer.

Once in service, the new main will provide water from Aqua’s Factoryville water system, replacing Keystone current drinking water system on campus. Aqua Pennsylvania will complement its existing water source in the future by constructing an additional well on Keystone’s campus that will also serve both Keystone and Factoryville.

“We are extremely pleased to partner with Aqua Pennsylvania on this important project which will benefit both the Keystone and Factoryville communities in a significant way,” said Keystone College President David L. Coppola, Ph.D.

Aqua’s White Haven Division provides water and wastewater service to more than 20,000 people in parts of Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wyoming, and Carbon counties. Overall, the company serves approximately 1.4 million people in 32 counties throughout Pennsylvania.