Plans Unveiled at Groundbreaking for Rockfield Park Water-Based Play Areaarrow

November 12, 2019

Funded by $150,000 American Water Charitable Foundation grant, the Chesapeake Sensory Plaza will be a nature-based play area highlighting the role of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed BEL AIR, Maryland (November 12, 2019) – The Town of Bel Air, Maryland American Water, the American Water Charitable Foundation and the National Recreation and Park Association held a groundbreaking ceremony this morning for the Chesapeake Sensory Plaza at Rockfield Park. Officials from the town and American Water representatives unveiled plans for the water-centric play space that will open to the public in April 2020. Chesapeake Sensory Plaza will be a 5,000-square-foot, water-themed play area designed to encourage creativity, exploration and learning in a unique and interactive setting. The project is made possible through a $150,000 Building Better Communities grant offered by the American Water C...

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John “JW” Walker Named Bel Air Operations Manager at Maryland American Waterarrow

John “JW” Walker Named Bel Air Operations Manager at  Maryland American Water
October 11, 2019

BEL AIR, Maryland (October 11, 2019) – Maryland American Water announces that John “JW’ Walker has been named operations manager of the Bel Air water district. In this role, Walker will oversee the daily operations of the company’s water treatment plant and reservoir, including managing capital resources, maintenance services as well as safety and environmental compliance. Walker will also work to ensure that Maryland American Water customers in Bel Air, Forest Hill and Fallston continue to receive high quality customer service and operational reliability. “JW has been a great asset to both Maryland American Water and Virginia American Water, having most recently served both companies as business performance supervisor and major accounts representative,” said Barry Suits, Maryland American Water president. “As a long-time resident of Bel Air a...

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Maryland American Water Receives Rate Order that Supports Bel Air’s Water Supplyarrow

Maryland American Water Receives Rate Order that Supports Bel Air’s Water Supply
February 07, 2019

Dateline City: BEL AIR, Md. New 90 million gallon impoundment (reservoir) ensures safe, reliable water supply for generations to come BEL AIR, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) approved a settlement agreement between Maryland American Water, the Maryland Office of People’s Counsel and PSC Staff for new water rates for customers in the Town of Bel Air and parts of Harford County. Maryland American Water’s rate request, which was filed with the PSC on June 28, 2018, was driven by the $15.4 million investment the company made to construct a 90 million gallon raw water impoundment (reservoir) and new intake since the company’s last rate increase in 2015. The ...

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American Water Charitable Foundation Awards $150,000 to Town of Bel Air for Nature-Based Play Areaarrow

January 23, 2019

CAMDEN, N.J.,(Jan. 23, 2019) – The American Water Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created by American Water, the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, today announced it is awarding $150,000 in grant funding to support a local nature-based play area in Bel Air, Maryland.  “This water-centric park improvement project will give residents of all ages the opportunity to enjoy, learn about and appreciate the environment and especially our critical natural resource, water, in a fun and engaging way,” said Laura Martin, president of the American Water Charitable Foundation. “We are proud to further American Water’s ongoing commitment to being good stewards of the environment and bettering the communities where our employees and our customers live, work and play through this grant program.&rdqu...

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Maryland American Water Offers Payment Options to Customers Needing Assistancearrow

January 11, 2019

Maryland American Water offers all customers payment options if they experience difficulty in paying their water and/or wastewater bills. Please call our customer service center BEFORE your bill due date at 866-641-2131 to discuss your specific information with a representative Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Assistance to customers includes: Payment Arrangements:  Our customer service representatives will work with you on a plan to pay the balance of your bill over time. H2O Help to Others™ Program: We understand that sometimes our customers face circumstances that stretch financial resources. You may be qualified to receive assistance.

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Maryland American Water Rate Filing Seeks Recovery for $15.4 Million Water Impoundment and Intakearrow

June 28, 2018

Dateline City: BEL AIR, Md. Impoundment secures water supply for Bel Air and parts of Harford County BEL AIR, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Maryland American Water has filed a petition with the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) for new rates seeking recovery of significant investments the company has made to secure water supply for its customers in Bel Air and parts of Harford County. The last rate adjustment occurred in 2015. The impoundment (reservoir) and intake, priced at approximately $15.4 million, costs $6.3 million less than originally projected. “To help mitigate rate increases for our customers, Maryland American Water works hard to control costs and operate as efficiently as possi...

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Maryland American Water Rate Filing Seeks Recovery for $15.4 Million Water Impoundment and Intakearrow

June 28, 2018

Impoundment secures water supply for Bel Air and parts of Harford County Bel Air, Md. (June 28, 2018) – Maryland American Water has filed a petition with the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) for new rates seeking recovery of significant investments the company has made to secure water supply for its customers in Bel Air and parts of Harford County. The last rate adjustment occurred in 2015. The impoundment (reservoir) and intake, priced at approximately $15.4 million, costs $6.3 million less than originally projected. “To help mitigate rate increases for our customers, Maryland American Water works hard to control costs and operate as efficiently as possible,” said Barry Suits, Maryland American Water president. If approved as requested, the water bill for the average residential customer using 3,800 gallons of water per month would increase about ...

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Maryland American Water Meets and Surpasses Drinking Water Standardsarrow

June 13, 2018

Annual water quality report highlights compliance with federal and state regulations BEL AIR, Md. (June 13, 2018) – The drinking water treatment and distribution to customers in the Town of Bel Air and parts of Harford County meet and surpass all federal and state regulations water quality. Details of test results, including all substances detected in water can be accessed in Maryland American Water’s water quality report. Also known as the Consumer Confidence Report, the water quality report compares the quality of water supplied by Maryland American Water against standards established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that are enforced by the Maryland Department of the Environment. “Delivering safe, clean, reliable drinking water to our customers is the most important work we do,” said Barry Suits, Maryland American Water president. “Our...

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Maryland American Water Breaks Ground on $15 Million Impoundmentarrow

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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