Water-Use Restrictions In Effect for Wantagh and Seaford Customersarrow

July 18, 2018

Water Provider Urges for Reduction in Lawn Irrigation Use During Peak Demand MERRICK, NY (July 18, 2018) – Due to a mechanical issue at one of the area’s pumping wells, New York American Water has issued Water Use Restrictions for its customers in the Wantagh and Seaford communities that are north of the Southern State Parkway and east of the Wantagh Parkway. This is strictly a precautionary measure to ensure water supply needs can meet the high demand for water driven by lawn irrigation systems during stretches of warm, dry weather. The company stresses that this is a peak demand issue and at no time has water quality been impacted or compromised. “We recognize the inconvenience and appreciate our customers’ cooperation during this time,” said Moses Thompson, New York American Water’s Vice President of Operations. “However, it is critical ...

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New York American Water Investing $700,000 in East Rockawayarrow

July 03, 2018

Water Main Replacement Project to Improve Water Quality and Service Reliability Merrick, NY (July 3, 2018)—New York American Water is investing $700,000 to install 2,400 feet of eight-inch ductile iron water main along East and West Boulevards in East Rockaway. This project will replace aging two- and six- inch water mains that were originally installed in the 1920s. As part of this water main replacement project, New York American Water will also be replacing two fire hydrants and 85 utility-owned service lines. Upon completion, this infrastructure project will improve water quality and service reliability for residents while also increasing water flows for firefighting. “New York American Water prides itself on its significant level investment to improve the water infrastructure throughout our service territories,” said Carmen Tierno, president of New York Ameri...

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The Grades Are In: Water Quality Reports Available Online for New York American Water Customersarrow

June 28, 2018

Company’s water continues to meet or surpass all drinking water standards Merrick, N.Y. (June 28, 2018) – New York American Water’s annual Water Quality Reports for 2017 are now accessible through its website at newyorkamwater.com under Water Quality.   The annual water quality report details the quality of water supplied by New York American Water to customers in 2017 against the compliance standards established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). It describes local drinking water sources, testing conducted on the water, substances detected, and the levels of those substances. Commonly asked questions and answers concerning local drinking water are also included. “We are proud to report that the drinking water supplied to...

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The ‘URGENT: Women Program’ Celebrates the Second Class of Graduating Studentsarrow

June 27, 2018

Nassau Community College and the New York State Department of Labor—with New York American Water, PSEG Long Island, National Grid and Con Edison—Honor the Women Who Completed Educational Program MERRICK, NY (June 27, 2018)—Nassau Community College (NCC) and the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL)—with partners New York American Water, PSEG Long Island, and Con Edison, National Grid—recently celebrated the graduation of the second class of the Utility Readiness for Gaining Employment for Non-Traditionals (URGENT) program. A free workforce development program administered by NCC and funded by NYSDOL, the URGENT program is designed to encourage women to learn and train for jobs in the utility sector, including the gas, water, and electric industries. This year, 26 women graduated the program. “Even though it is in its infancy, the URGENT pro...

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New York American Water Awards Lawrence High School Student Prestigious Scholarshiparrow

June 27, 2018

Hannah Grontas Receives $3,000 Scholarship to Pursue a Career in Biology North Woodmere, N.Y. (June 27, 2018)—Through its partnership with the New York Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC-NY), New York American Water recently awarded Hannah Grontas of North Woodmere a scholarship amounting to $3,000. This is the eighth consecutive year that New York American Water has offered scholarships to high school students within its service area who are passionate about fostering the future workforce and leaders of the water industry. “We congratulate Hannah on all of her achievements and wish her nothing but the best as she take the next step in her education,” said Carmen Tierno, President of New York American Water. “We look forward to learning more about her future successes and contributions to ensure a safe and sustainable water supply i...

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New York American Water Issues Mandatory Water Restrictions for Customers in Beaver Dam Lakearrow

June 13, 2018

Merrick, N.Y. (June 13, 2018) – New York American Water has issued mandatory water restrictions for customers is its Beaver Dam Lake service area in New Windsor, N.Y., due to operational issues that reduced water production rates. Outdoor water use such as watering lawns and washing cars is prohibited until further notice. Customers should also conserve water use inside their homes. It is important to note that this is only a supply issue, and at no time has water quality been impacted or compromised. The New York American Water team is working diligently to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Customers are encouraged to check the New York American Water website (www.newyorkamwater.com) and Facebook page (@nyamwater) for information updates. New York American Water will notify customers once the restrictions have been lifted. While mandatory water restrictions are in pl...

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New York American Water to Replace Aging Water Main Along Section of Hempstead Avenue in Malvernearrow

May 25, 2018

Water Main Replacement Project to Improve Water Quality and Service Reliability Merrick, NY (May 25, 2018)—New York American Water is investing $1.5 million to install a new 12-inch ductile iron water main along Hempstead Avenue between Johnston Avenue and Norwood Avenue in Malverne. The project includes replacing 1,200 feet of 8-inch water mains originally installed in 1924, installing a new 18-inch HDPE water main under the Hempstead Avenue railroad crossing, and replacing two fire hydrants and 38 service lines to help improve water quality, service reliability and water pressure in the area. “Replacing aging water infrastructure is an essential part of ensuring the health and safety of our water systems now and into the future,” said New York American Water President Carmen Tierno. “This water main replacement project presents some unique challenges ...

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New York American Water Responds to Report on Tax Assessment Issuearrow

May 08, 2018

Merrick, NY (May 7, 2018)—New York American Water received the report issued to the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) by the Staff of the Department of Public Service on April 30, 2018, regarding the company’s property value assessments. According to the report, the company overpaid Nassau County and other local taxes by approximately $2.3 million over a four-year period as a result of an over-assessment error, and customers were overcharged approximately $281,526 toward those taxes. “As the company indicated when we brought this issue to the attention of the PSC in early December, New York American Water remains unconditionally committed to protecting our customers from any impact of this tax over-assessment. As the calculations are complicated, the company is grateful to the PSC Staff for the many weeks of work devoted to the recommendations reflected i...

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New York American Water Investing $750,000 in Malvernearrow

May 03, 2018

Water Main Replacement Project to Improve Water Quality and Service Reliability Company’s Second Large-Scale Main Replacement Project in Malverne This Year Merrick, NY (May 3, 2018)—New York American Water is investing $750,000 to install new eight-inch ductile iron water mains along five stretches of road in Malverne. The project includes the replacement of approximately 2,500 feet of six-inch water mains installed in 1927, two fire hydrants and 50 service lines. This is the second large-scale main replacement project New York American Water has initiated in Malverne this year. Combined, the two infrastructure projects represent a $1.4 million investment to improve the area’s water quality and service reliability. “New York American Water works hard to ensure that our customers have the highest quality of water possible” said Carmen Ti...

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New York American Water Investing $100,000 in Atlantic Beacharrow

April 30, 2018

Water Main Replacement Project to Improve Water Quality and Service Reliability Merrick, NY (April 30, 2018)—New York American Water is investing $100,000 to install a new eight-inch ductile iron water main along Nassau Avenue in Atlantic Beach. The project—which is set to begin on April 30, 2018—includes the replacement of approximately 670 feet of six-inch cast iron water mains installed between 1931 and replacing or transferring 18 service lines. This main replacement project will improve water quality and service reliability for residents and increase water flows for commercial use and firefighting. “Nothing is more important than high-quality drinking water—it’s why New York American Water prides itself on its level of infrastructure investment,” said Carmen Tierno, president of New York American Water. “Water infrastructure...

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