CNX Resources optimizes Pittsburgh water infrastructure with Kiski Water Line project

(UI) – CNX Resources Corporation is nearing completion of its Kiski Water Line project, which will serve the company's local operational needs, reduce the local impact of natural gas development, and potentially optimize regional water resources by providing additional reliable water infrastructure to area communities.

The $20 million project is expected to be completed in June 2024 and will serve future natural gas development in the area. During voluntary or mandatory water conservation periods, the 20" Kiski Water Line is expected to serve as the primary alternative to water purchased from the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County (MAWC). The water line also significantly reduces the need for CNX to utilize water trucking in the County, mitigating the community impact of the Company's local operations.

Importantly, the project also offers potential future opportunity to improve and optimize regional water infrastructure and resources. With regulatory approvals and minor equipment modifications, the water line could be used to provide MAWC and the reservoir with optionality during Kiski River high flow periods.

Such activity could better position the Beaver Run Reservoir to maintain normal service during seasonally dry periods and mitigate drought and residential conservation risk. The project significantly improves area water resource resilience.

Other potential community applications that could benefit from the project include freshwater agricultural needs, industrial use, and other various community needs.

CNX Chief Operating Officer Nav Behl commented, "CNX is pleased to be able to make this significant investment in northern Westmoreland County communities and we look forward to engaging with local officials and other stakeholders to determine how the Company's investment can be leveraged to maximize benefits."

Mr. Behl continued, "Since we began operating in the area fifteen years ago, CNX has remained steadfast in our commitment to improving lives and opportunities for area residents. Our approach to environmental stewardship mirrors that of our community investment across Appalachia: one of transparency and a dedication to protecting and improving the places where we live for future generations."


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