New York American Water to Begin Three Additional Water Main Replacement Projects in Valley Streamarrow

May 15, 2019

Valley Stream, NY (May 15, 2019)—New York American Water is investing $415,000 to install new eight-inch ductile iron water mains along numerous roadways throughout Valley Stream. The first of the three projects is set to begin on Wednesday, May 15th. The improvements collectively include installing approximately 1,660 feet of eight-inch ductile iron main, which will replace the six-inch mains installed in the early 1900s. The scheduled construction will also replace three fire hydrants and transfer 46 service lines. “Replacing aging water mains is critical to our mission of providing high-quality water and more reliable service to our valued customers,” said New York American Water Manager of Engineering John Kilpatrick. “The revitalization and replacement of this crucial infrastructure allows us to achieve a higher degree of customer satisfaction all while mo...

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New York American Water Continues to Replace Aging Water Mains in Valley Streamarrow

May 07, 2019

Valley Stream, NY (May 7, 2019) – New York American Water is investing $400,000 to install a new water main along Bucknell Road in Valley Stream. Work began today to install approximately 1,300 feet of eight-inch ductile iron main and 400 feet of six-inch ductile iron main, which will replace water mains that were first installed in the 1940s. The project will also replace three fire hydrants and transfer 18 utility-owned service lines to the new eight-inch ductile iron main. “New York American Water strives to provide the highest-quality water to all its customers, and these infrastructure projects are essential in support of that goal,” said New York American Water Manager of Engineering John Kilpatrick. “The replacement of water mains helps us to achieve a higher level of customer satisfaction, while modernizing our system and strengthening its resilience.&r...

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New York American Water Replacing Aging Water Mains in Valley Streamarrow

April 17, 2019

Merrick, NY (April 17, 2019) – New York American Water is investing $225,000 to install new eight-inch ductile iron water main along Broadway Street and Gold Street in Valley Stream. The project, scheduled to begin April 17, includes replacing approximately 1,175 feet of six-inch water main installed in 1932 with new eight-inch ductile iron water main. The project will also replace one fire hydrant and 30 utility-owned service lines. “As we continue to modernize our system for the betterment of the communities we serve, water main replacement projects are vitally important to protecting the safety of our water supply and improving our water quality,” said New York American Water Manager of Engineering John Kilpatrick. “Aging water mains are a leading contributor to discolored water complaints and we dedicate a substantial portion of our capital plan budget for ...

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New York American Water Replacing 1,700 Feet of Aging Water Main in Malvernearrow

April 12, 2019

Merrick, NY (April 12, 2019)—New York American Water is investing $400,000 to install new eight-inch ductile iron water main along Stuart Avenue and Oxford Street in Malverne. The project, scheduled to begin today, April 12, includes replacing approximately 1,700 feet of six-inch water main installed in the early 1900s with new eight-inch ductile iron water main. The project will also replace two hydrants and 55 utility-owned service lines. “Infrastructure improvements are an important part of delivering high-quality water to our customers,” said New York American Water Manager of Engineering John Kilpatrick. “New York American Water is committed to continually investing in our system to ensure operations into the future.” Main replacement will take place along Stuart Avenue from Rolling Street to Hempstead Avenue and along Oxford Street from Wick...

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New York American Water to Conduct Annual Flushing of Water Mains and Hydrants Starting April 1arrow

April 01, 2019

MERRICK, N.Y. (April 1, 2019) – New York American Water will begin flushing its water distribution system today, April 1, as part of its commitment to ensuring high-quality water service to its customers. This essential part of the company’s maintenance program clears harmless mineral deposits and sediment that may have built up over time inside the pipes. The process also includes flushing fire hydrants to make sure they are operational and to check flows in the system.   Dates Community April 1 – April 4 Atlantic Beach, East Atlantic Beach, Hewlett, Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Harbor, Hewlett Neck April 1 – April 5 Glen Head, North Merrick April 5 – April 18 Cedarhurst, Inwood, Lawrence, Meadowmere ...

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New York American Water Announces Three Water Conservation Workshops for Customersarrow

March 13, 2019

Merrick, NY (March 13, 2019) —New York American Water will be hosting three water conservation workshops to provide customers with information about New York American Water’s H2O Control conservation program. The expo-style workshops will offer attendees the opportunity to speak with New York American Water representatives and partners about an array of conservation tools and tips. The H2O Control conservation program was designed for New York American Water’s Long Island customers based on customer water use data and survey feedback. New York American Water is committed to providing customers with individualized information to help them reduce their water consumption and, in turn, their water bill. Workshops will be held in each service area. Customers are encouraged to attend the workshop for their service area. Workshop locations and times, by service area, are: ...

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New York American Water Replacing 800 Feet of Aging Water Main in Cedarhurstarrow

March 11, 2019

Merrick, NY (March 11, 2019)—New York American Water is investing $200,000 to install a new eight-inch ductile iron water main along Church Avenue in Cedarhurst. The project, which began today, March 11, includes replacing approximately 800 feet of six-inch water main installed in the early 1900s with new eight-inch ductile iron water main. The project will also replace one hydrant and 20 utility-owned service lines. “New York American Water is committed to replacement of water mains to improve customer service,” said New York American Water Manager of Engineering John Kilpatrick. “This project will improve water quality, service reliability and water pressure in the area.” Main replacement will take place along Church Avenue from West Broadway to Carlyle Street and is expected to take approximately four weeks to complete. Final street restoration...

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New York American Water Offers College Scholarships for Students Pursuing Water-Related Studiesarrow

March 06, 2019

Deadline to apply is April 1, 2019 MERRICK, N.Y. (March 6, 2019)—New York American Water, in cooperation with the New York Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), is offering five $3,000 scholarships to high school students who will be pursuing a degree related to the water utility field. This is the ninth consecutive year that New York American Water will be offering scholarships as part of their community outreach, helping to achieve their goal of shaping the future workforce for New York’s water supply. “We are thrilled to continue our tradition of awarding scholarships to deserving students in our service areas who are interested in the water utility industry and related fields,” said Lynda DiMenna, President of New York American Water. “Shaping a work force that will be able to tackle the water challenges of the future is of...

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New York American Water Replacing 1,250 Feet of Aging Water Main in Woodmerearrow

March 06, 2019

Merrick, NY (March 6, 2019)—New York American Water is investing $570,000 to install new water mains along Pine Street and Elm Street in Woodmere. The project will replace 1,250 feet of four-inch water main installed in the early 1900’s with new eight-inch ductile iron water main. The project also calls for the replacement of four hydrants and 34 utility-owned service lines. “Replacement of two stretches of water main along Pine Street and Elm Street will help improve water quality, service reliability and water pressure in the area,” said New York American Water Manager of Engineering John Kilpatrick. Main replacement will take place along Pine Street from Central Avenue to Cedar Lane and along Elm Street from Broadway to Cedar Lane. The Elm Street work began on March 5. Each project is expected to take approximately four weeks to complete. Final stree...

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New York American Water Launches Water Conservation Program to Help Customers Manage Their Water Usage and Save Money on Their Billsarrow

March 04, 2019

Dateline City: MERRICK, N.Y. Rate Year Three Increases Begin April 1 MERRICK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New York American Water customer rates will increase per a four-year rate plan approved by the New York State Public Service Commission in 2017. The rate plan provides for Year Three rates to begin on April 1, 2019. A conservation rate structure was implemented in 2017, to encourage water conservation and support the long-term sustainability of the Long Island Aquifer. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) established a goal for all Long Island water suppliers to reduce summertime peak water use by 15 percent by 2021. In a conservation rate structure, the more water...

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