New York American Water Announces Emergency Responder Grant Programarrow

February 14, 2020

Merrick, NY (February 14, 2020)—New York American Water is proud to announce its 2020 grant program for volunteer fire departments and emergency responders located in the Company’s service territory. Each year, this grant funding supports the commitment and bravery of volunteer firefighters and first responders in the local community by supporting the tools, training and materials needed to ensure their success and safety. The company will be providing four $1,000 grants in 2020. “We are immensely proud to offer an opportunity to provide assistance to the brave men and women who selflessly volunteer their time to ensure the safety of our communities,” said Richard Kern, New York American Water’s Senior Production Manager. “I’ve personally been a volunteer firefighter for more than 35 years and know, firsthand, the importance of training progra...

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

February 12, 2020

MERRICK, N.Y. (February 12, 2020)—New York American Water, in cooperation with the New York Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), is offering seven $3,000 scholarships to high school students who are pursuing a degree related to the water utility field. The scholarship program is part of New York American Water’s community commitment to foster opportunities that embolden the future workforce of the water and related services industries. “We are thrilled to announce another year of scholarship opportunities for students interested in pursuing a degree that will contribute to future innovations in the water industry,” said Lynda DiMenna, president of New York American Water. “I’ve been working in the water industry for more than 20 years, and there has never been more of an emphasis placed on water quality and the overall envi...

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New York American Water Environmental Grant Announcedarrow

February 04, 2020

MERRICK, N.Y. (February 4, 2020)—For the seventh year in a row, New York American Water has announced that it is accepting applications for its Environmental Grant Program. Each year, the program--which supports innovative and community-based environmental projects—offers funding of up to $10,000 for qualifying environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies within the company’s service area. “New York American Water’s mission is always rooted in the betterment of the communities we serve,” said Michael Nofi, Manager of Water Quality and Environmental Compliance. “We are thrilled to once again provide funding that supports community-based organizations that share our common goal of environmental preservation.” Last year, New York American Water awarded a $10,000 grant to Cr...

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New York American Water Takes Immediate Actions On Emerging Compounds Ahead Of Pending Regulations From The New York State Department Of Healtharrow

January 30, 2020

Merrick, New York – To meet the New York State Department of Health’s (NYSDOH) pending regulations for emerging compounds 1,4-Dioxane and PFOA/PFOS, New York American Water is taking immediate actions to ensure the health and safety of customers across its New York service areas. The Company is not waiting for the final decision by the NYSDOH to act, and instead is working as quickly as possible to implement treatment as needed to ensure compliance with the proposed regulations when they are finalized. Already, New York American Water meets and surpasses all federal, state and local drinking water standards, however, the Company is undertaking operational plans to enhance its water service to meet these proposed regulations set forth by the NYSDOH. An implementation date has not yet been determined by the state agency. “At New York American Water, we are committed...

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New York American Water Investment Summary for 2019arrow

January 27, 2020

Company Invested Over $55.5 Million in System Improvements for Customers Merrick, NY (January 27, 2020) – New York American Water recently announced its end-of-year investment total and system improvements for 2019. More than $55.5 million total was invested in system upgrades and important improvement projects across its Long Island and upstate service areas throughout the year. “Investment in our infrastructure is critical to sustaining and improving delivery of quality drinking water to our customers,” said Lynda DiMenna, president of New York American Water. “Each year, we review our investment needs and identify high priority projects based on several factors. Affordability for our customers is important and we work very hard to control our costs and operate as efficiently as possible.” Each year, New York American Water invests millions of dol...

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New York American Water Replacing Aging Water Mains in Wantagharrow

December 04, 2019

Wantagh, NY (December 4, 2019)— New York American Water is investing $650,000 to install new water main along Atlantic Blvd in Wantagh. The project, scheduled to begin December 4, includes installing 2,350 feet of 8-inch ductile iron main. The project will also replace three fire hydrants and 53 utility-owned service lines. This main replacement project will take place along Atlantic Blvd from Merrick Road to Byron Street in Wantagh. Work is expected to take approximately six weeks to complete. Final street restoration will be completed when weather permits. “Water main replacement is necessary to ensure the resiliency of our water distribution system,” said New York American Water Manager of Engineering John Kilpatrick. “Proactive replacement of aging water mains reduces the likelihood of interruptions of water service due to leaks and breaks, and allows us...

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American Water Announces Agreement to Sell its Regulated Operations in New York to Liberty Utilitiesarrow

November 21, 2019

Company also announces agreement to sell its Keystone Clearwater Solutions operations   CAMDEN, N.J., Nov. 20, 2019 – American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell its regulated New York operations to Liberty Utilities, the regulated utility business of parent company Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.   "This was a very difficult decision for American Water, as we have had the privilege of serving customers and communities in New York for more than 130 years,” said Susan Story, president and CEO of American Water. “After a careful and comprehensive analysis, we believe it is in the best interest of our customers in New York to sell to Liberty Utilities, which already has water utility operations and will have a larger presence in New York once the transaction closes. We are comm...

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New York American Water to Drill Transmission Main to Improve Service for Atlantic Beacharrow

November 13, 2019

Atlantic Beach, NY (November 13, 2019)— New York American Water is investing $2 million to install a new 20-inch HDPE transmission water main underneath Reynolds Channel to improve delivery of water to Atlantic Beach customers during high water use periods. The project, scheduled to begin November 14, will replace 2,500-feet of 16-inch main installed in the 1970s with new HDPE main drilled 25-feet below the Reynolds Channel seabed. The replacement project will be achieved through directional drilling from the Cedarhurst Yacht Club in Lawrence, under the Channel, to Vernon Ave in Atlantic Beach. Installing a wider-diameter main will enhance redundancy in case of an emergency and will also allow for more efficient operations. “Delivery of water to our Atlantic Beach customers is limited by the size of the current water main that runs under Reynolds Channel, connecting wat...

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New York American Water Replacing Aging Water Mains in Island Parkarrow

November 04, 2019

Island Park, NY (November 4, 2019) – New York American Water is investing $400,000 to install new water main along Kent Road in Island Park. The project, scheduled to begin November 4, includes installing 1,000 feet of 8-inch ductile iron main. The project will also replace three fire hydrants and 39 utility-owned service lines. This main replacement project will take place along Kent Road from Radcliffe Road to Suffolk Rd in Island Park. Work is expected to take approximately six weeks to complete. Final street restoration will be completed when weather permits. Work will take place between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Residents should note that sections of the street where construction is taking place may be closed to traffic during these working hours. New York American Water will coordinate with residents along Kent Rd to minimize disruptions. ...

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New York American Water to Host Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 26arrow

October 21, 2019

Merrick, NY (October 21, 2019) – New York American Water will be hosting a Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Merrick Gazebo—located on the corner of Broadcast Plaza and Merrick Avenue. The Prescription Drug Take Back Day will provide New York American Water’s Long Island customers with an opportunity to safely and easily dispose of unwanted or expired medications. “We hope that the day’s event will provide our customers with a venue for safe disposal of unwanted prescription drugs and help raise awareness about the importance of protecting our water supply from contamination,” said Lynda DiMenna, president of New York American Water. “New York American Water asks you to remind your family, friends and neighbors to gather unwanted and expired medications and take advantage of this community...

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