(June 28, 2017) – New York American Water is investing $900,000 to install new water mains in its Malverne service area. The company will replace approximately 4,680 feet of aging, 6-inch water main, which was originally installed during the 1920s, with new 8- and 12-inch ductile iron mains. In addition, the project will include the replacement of approximately 125 utility-owned service lines and seven fire hydrants.This main replacement project will improve water quality and service reliability for residents and increase water flows for commercial use and firefighting.
“New York American Water places a very high value on our proactive replacement program, as it helps us improve water quality and service and makes our systems more resilient to potential disruptions in the future,” said Carmen Tierno, President of New York American Water. “Each infrastructure project we undertake requires a comprehensive assement of our system to ensure that we are committing our resources in the most efficient manner. These areas within Malverne have been prioritized due to the age and size of the infrastructure and the positive impact replacing these old mains will have on our customers.”
The scheduled main replacement project will take place along four different roads and is expected to begin on June 28, weather permitting. The replacement project will occur at the following locations within the Village of Malverne:
- Linmonth Avenue between Weber Avenue and Wicks Lane is expected to begin on June 28 and take approximately four weeks to complete.
- School Street between Ocean Avenue and Cambridge Street is expected to begin on July 7 and take approximately four weeks to complete.
- Hawthorne Place between Rider Avenue and Wright Avenue is expected to begin on July 12 and take approximately four weeks to complete.
- Johnson Place between Hawthorne Avenue and Hempstead Avenue is expected to begin on July 12 and take approximately four weeks to complete.
Residents should note that sections of the streets where construction is taking place may be closed to traffic during work hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday). New York American Water is committed to the safety of nearby residents and its employees, and advises pedestrians and drivers to take caution in the vicinity of work sites.
Any resident with a concern or question about the planned work is encouraged to call New York American Water customer service center at (877) 426-6999.
New York American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water company in New York, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 350,000 people. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.