Maryland American Water Announces 2020 Environmental Grant Recipientarrow

July 10, 2020

BEL AIR, Md. (July 10, 2020) – Maryland American Water has selected The Harford County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America (HARCO IWLA) to receive funding through the company’s 2020 Environmental Grant Program. The funding will be used to restore a one-acre area of wetland forest that has sustained habitat loss due to Emerald Ash Borer infestation. Sixty Atlantic White Cedar and 60 Bald Cypress trees will be replanted in a 20x20 grid which will improve soil stability and restore native habitat to the area. This project will improve the water quality flowing into the Chesapeake Bay by reducing sedimentation from upstream erosion. Maryland American Water’s Environmental Grant Program was established to provide funding for community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds, surface water and groundwater supplies in our local ...

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Chesapeake Sensory Plaza, Harford County’s First Nature-based Playground, Opens in Rockfield Parkarrow

June 23, 2020

BEL AIR, Md. (June 23, 2020) – The Town of Bel Air, Maryland American Water, the American Water Charitable Foundation (AWCF) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) are pleased to announce the opening of Chesapeake Sensory Plaza in Rockfield Park. The project was made possible through a $150,000 Building Better Communities grant donated by the AWCF and administered by the NRPA. The grant program enables communities to build water and nature-inspired play spaces that highlight the importance of natural resources and the environment. Additional funding for the project was provided by the Dresher Foundation, the Greater Bel Air Community Foundation, the Bel Air Rotary, the Cultural Arts Commission and the Bel Air Recreation Committee.  "The American Water Charitable Foundation and Maryland American Water are so proud to be partners in creating...

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Maryland American Water and the American Water Charitable Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund Support Relief Efforts in Harford County, MDarrow

June 15, 2020

BEL AIR, Md. (June 16, 2020) – Maryland American Water is pleased to announce that the Harford Community Action Agency (HCAA) has received $15,000 from the American Water Charitable Foundation to support their efforts to provide emergency food to Harford County residents in need. “Nothing could prepare us for how dramatically the COVID-19 public health emergency was going to change everything. The impact has been extraordinary. Everyone has had their daily lives upended, but there are Americans for whom COVID-19 has been devastating. So many have lost loved ones, their jobs and income,” said John Walker, operations manager, Maryland American Water. "Our customers and employees have felt the impact and now, more than ever, we are grateful for - and proud to support - organizations like Harford Community Action Agency.” “The HCAA’s mission is ...

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Maryland American Water Recommends Building Operators and Schools Flush Pipes to Maintain Water Quality arrow

May 18, 2020

Maryland American Water remains committed to keeping you informed as we continue our work to deliver clean, safe and reliable water services to you during the COVID-19 public health emergency. “Extended periods of inactivity in buildings can cause lead leaching or legionella growth in water pipes and taking proper steps can help minimize potential exposure to both of these contaminants," said Barry Suits, president of Maryland American Water. “As buildings reopen, businesses, school districts and property management teams will begin the process of restarting building systems that have been dormant for a significant amount of time. Proper reopening procedures help in verifying that water systems and equipment are in safe working order.” The general purpose of flushing is to bring fresh water into all sections of the building.  This will require running wa...

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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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