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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New York American Water to Begin Key Component of Water Main Replacement in Baldwinarrow

February 27, 2019

Water Main Replacement Project Will Ensure Delivery of Water During High-Use Periods, Impacts to Major Thoroughfare Anticipated Merrick, NY (February 27, 2019)— New York American Water began an important main replacement project for Baldwin customers in November 2018 and the project has reached a key milestone to ensure delivery of water to customers south of Sunrise Highway during high-use periods. New York American Water invested $4 million to install a new 20-inch ductile iron water main along three different stretches of roadway in Baldwin. The project has completed 1,900 feet of the 3,000-foot replacement project. The current phase of the project, scheduled to begin on or around February 27, will require subterranean drilling beneath Sunrise Highway. The drilling, which will take place at the intersection of Sunrise Highway and Grand Avenue, will make way for the...

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New York American Water Accepting Applications for the 2019 Environmental Grant Programarrow

February 22, 2019

Qualified Entities are Encouraged to Apply by March 29, 2019  Merrick, NY (February 22, 2019)—New York American Water is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for community-based environmental projects through its Environmental Grant Program. This program offers funding for qualifying innovative projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies throughout the company’s service territory. A total of $10,000 has been earmarked to fund 2019’s awarded projects. “We are committed to providing safe, reliable drinking water for our communities and customers, and this commitment extends to our natural environment. Preserving the health of Long Island’s sole-source aquifer and our Upstate watersheds are an important part of our mission and we are pleased to continue our environmental grant p...

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New York American Water to Replace 680 Feet of Aging Water Main in Atlantic Beacharrow

February 19, 2019

Water Main Replacement Project to Improve Water Quality and Service Reliability Merrick, NY (February 19, 2019)—New York American Water is investing $85,000 to install a new eight-inch ductile iron water main along Rensselaer Avenue in Atlantic Beach. The project, which is expected to begin on February 22, includes replacing 680 feet of six-inch water main installed in 1929. The project also calls for the replacement of 15 utility-owned service lines. Installation of this new stretch of water main will help improve water quality, service reliability and water pressure in the area. “Replacing and upgrading aging water infrastructure ensures we are able to deliver high-quality water today and into the future,” said New York American Water Manager of Engineering John Kilpatrick. Main replacement will take place along Rensselaer Avenue from Ocean Boulevard to ...

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New York American Water Investment Summary for 2018arrow

February 07, 2019

Company Invested Over $46 Million in System Improvements for Customers Merrick, NY (February 7, 2019) – New York American Water recently announced its end-of-year investment totals and system improvements for 2018. More than $46 million total was invested in system upgrades and various improvement projects across its service areas throughout the year. “At New York American Water, we are committed to making needed investments that continue to efficiently provide safe, reliable water service to all of our customers,” said Lynda DiMenna, president of New York American Water. “From source to tap, our team of professionals continuously monitor and work hard to maintain our facilities to ensure they operate efficiently, meet all regulatory standards and deliver quality water. Investment now helps sustain our current operations while ensuring resiliency for the fut...

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Brain Freeze: Avoid the Headache of Frozen Pipes arrow

January 29, 2019

New York American Water Emphasizes Winter Prep as Arctic Temperatures Approach Merrick, NY (January 29, 2019) – With polar-like conditions predicted to bring frigid air to the region this week, New York American Water is urging homeowners to act now to prevent the headache and expense of frozen and damaged household pipes. “Long periods of sub-freezing temperatures increase the risk of unprotected pipes freezing or bursting in vulnerable areas,” said New York American Water Vice President of Operations Richard Kern. “Making the necessary preparations for these conditions now and learning how to respond to frozen pipes can alleviate the time and expenses associated making major repairs.” Property owners are responsible for maintenance of the water service line from the curb to the house, as well as any in-home piping. If a customer is concerned wheth...

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