Maryland American Water Breaks Ground on $15 Million Impoundmentarrow

Maryland American Water Breaks Ground on $15 Million Impoundment
July 12, 2017

Reservoir will provide critical back-up water supply to Bel Air customers BEL AIR, Md. (July 12, 2017) — Maryland American Water today held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction of a raw water impoundment (reservoir) and new intake built just off Winters Run, the source of water supply for Bel Air, Md. Over the past several years, Winters Run has not provided an adequate water supply during times of drought as required by Maryland regulators. After reviewing several options, Maryland American Water is constructing an impoundment that can store 90 million gallons of raw water—a 100-day supply. The impoundment will be filled with water from Winters Run only when stream flows are high, and will provide an essential back-up water supply for the Bel Air community when a secondary supply is needed. Once placed into service in early 2019, the 11.5 acr...

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Kristina McGee Named Engineering Manager for Maryland American Water and Virginia American Waterarrow

Kristina McGee Named Engineering Manager for Maryland American Water and Virginia American Water
May 31, 2017

Alexandria, Va. (May 31, 2017) – Kristina McGee has been named engineering manager for both Virginia American Water and Maryland American Water. Effective June 5, McGee will be responsible for the engineering projects of both states, including the impoundment construction in Bel Air, Md. and water main replacements. Most recently, McGee served as senior construction engineer for American Water’s corporate engineering department. Prior to joining corporate engineering 12 years ago, she was an active duty officer with the U.S. Navy Civil Engineering Corps. In recent years, she has managed large plant construction projects in New York, New Jersey, Tennessee and Pennsylvania. She also updated American Water’s corporate engineering standards and specifications for buried infrastructure, and facilitated numerous value engineering workshops across the enterprise to ident...

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Maryland American Water Conducts Flushing of Bel Air System -- June 3-30arrow

May 25, 2017

BEL AIR, Md. (May 25, 2017) — Maryland American Water will begin flushing the water mains in its Bel Air distribution system beginning Saturday, June 3. Flushing will continue through Friday, June 30. Flushing is an essential part of Maryland American Water’s maintenance program to provide customers with high-quality water service. The annual system flushing helps to remove mineral deposits and sediment from water mains. From June 3-25, flushing will be performed on Saturdays and Sundays between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. From June 26-30, flushing will take place each day between noon and 4 p.m. During flushing work, crews will open fire hydrants, allowing water to flow freely for a short period of time. No interruptions in water service will occur as a result of the work. Maryland American Water advises that when crews are flushing nearby, customers might experience a drop i...

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Maryland American Water Names Richard Corbi as Operations Managerarrow

Maryland American Water Names Richard Corbi as Operations Manager
March 24, 2017

BEL AIR, Md. (March 24, 2017)—Richard Corbi has been named Operations Manager for Maryland American Water. Effective March 27, he will be responsible for the company’s development, management and operations, and will be based in Bel Air. In this role, Corbi permanently replaces Rob McIntyre, who retired in December 2016. “We are so pleased to have Richard take on this role for our company,” said Maryland American Water President, Barry Suits. “Richard’s extensive utility experience and commitment to excellent customer service make him a great fit for his new role, and I know he looks forward to meeting our customers in Maryland.” Most recently, Corbi served as Manager of Financial Strategy, Planning and Decision Support for both Maryland and Virginia American Water. Prior to joining both companies in 2014, he held senior leadership position...

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Maryland American Water Provides Winter Tips To Prevent Frozen Pipesarrow

December 17, 2015

Dateline City: BEL AIR, Md. BEL AIR, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Every winter, thousands of homeowners in the Metro-DC area lose water service due to frozen pipes or frozen meters. As the saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Maryland American Water therefore offers area homeowners the following tips to make sure their homes are prepared for winter weather, as well as to ensure access to fire hydrants for public safety. “It may be warm now, but the frigid air will arrive soon so we want to remind customers that sub-freezing temperatures can cause pipes in vulnerable areas to freeze and burst, resulting in costly damage,” Maryland American Water President Barry Suits said. “Many property owners may not realize they are responsible for ...

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Maryland American Water President William R. Walsh to Retirearrow

November 03, 2015

Dateline City: BEL AIR, Md. New President Barry Suits to take helm November 9 BEL AIR, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Maryland American Water announced today long-time President William R. Walsh will retire from the company January 1, 2016. Barry Suits will replace Walsh and will begin his role on November 9, 2015. Walsh began his career with American Water in 1984, working in the engineering department and eventually serving as operations manager for Virginia American Water. In 2002, he was promoted to vice president, and in 2004, he began managing the operations for both Virginia American and Maryland American Water. In 2008, Walsh was once again promoted, this time to president of both. Highlights of his ...

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Settlement Approved in Maryland American Water Rate Casearrow

June 01, 2015

Dateline City: BEL AIR, Md. PSC ruling maintains cost for tap water at about one penny per gallon BEL AIR, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved a settlement that allows Maryland American Water to increase water rates. The new rates approved under the PSC settlement maintain the cost of water service at about one penny per gallon for Maryland American Water’s customers. The typical monthly residential water bill for Maryland American Water customers will increase by less than $5 per month, from $37.53 to $42.39. The new rates take effect June 19, 2015. “We believe this is a fair and reasonable settlement that balances our customers’ interes...

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Maryland American Water Files Rate Requestarrow

December 19, 2014

Dateline City: BEL AIR, Md. Company’s first requested rate increase in over five years; Cost of tap water would remain at about one penny per gallon BEL AIR, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Maryland American Water today filed an application with the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) requesting an increase in water rates for customers in its Bel Air system. Maryland American Water President William R. Walsh said this is the company’s first rate increase request in more than five years. One of the primary reasons for the request is the capital investments of approximately $3.6 million that the company has made since its last rate case in 2009. The system improvements include $1.9 million for repla...

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December 01, 2014

Dateline City: BEL AIR, Md. After years of dialogue and exploration, Maryland American Water, Harford County, and the Town of Bel Air announced today the development of a short-term solution to the Bel Air water supply during periods of drought. This solution, which provides Bel Air citizens and businesses with additional water supply through a water purchase agreement between Maryland American Water and Harford County, enables an end to the defacto building moratorium that had been imposed in Bel Air and parts of Harford County by Maryland Department of the Environment earlier this year. “Maryland American Water expresses its gratitude to all parties involved for their time and the thoughtful consideration they gave to reach a solution tha...

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Maryland American Water Begins $339,000 Water Tank Rehabilitation in Bel Airarrow

April 01, 2014

Dateline City: BEL AIR, Md. Maryland American Water today announced that the company’s 250,000-gallon elevated water storage tank, located on Main Street, will be painted and rehabilitated. The cost of improvements to the tank, which was last painted in 1995, is approximately $339,000. “This water storage tank plays a critical role in ensuring service reliability, so it’s important that we make these periodic investments to extend the tank’s lifespan and ensure that reliability continues,” says Maryland American Water President William R. Walsh. Starting this week, work will include pressurized removal of the existing coating, as well as recoating the exterior and interior portions of the tank. These improvements are part of Maryland Amer...

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