New York American Water to Conduct Annual Flushing of Water Mains and Hydrants Starting April 20arrow

March 27, 2020

Company postponed Glen Head and North Merrick flushing originally scheduled for March 30   MERRICK, N.Y. (March 27, 2020) – New York American Water will begin flushing its water distribution system on Monday, April 20, 2020, as part of its commitment to ensuring reliable, quality water service for its customers. Flushing is an essential part of the company’s system maintenance program and is unrelated to the current COVID-19 pandemic. New York American Water postponed the start of flushing in Glen Head and North Merrick until April 20, instead of March 30, to better align with the rest of the company’s flushing schedule. The updated schedule is available at www.nyamwater.com, under Alerts or click here. Flushing clears mineral deposits and sediment that may have built up over time inside the pipes. It is important to complete this maintenance in advance...

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New York American Water Delays Previously Approved Rate Increasearrow

March 25, 2020

Dateline City: MERRICK, N.Y. Rate Year Four Increase Delayed until September 1 MERRICK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In response to COVID-19 and after consultation with the New York State Department of Public Service, the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved New York American Water’s request to postpone the company’s previously approved rate increase, originally scheduled to go into effect April 1. Per the Order, the rate increase will be postponed for five months until September 1, 2020, at which time the previously approved rate increase will go into effect. In addition to the Rate Year 4 increase postponement, the System Improvement Charge, normally scheduled to go into effect August 1, 2020, will also be postponed until September 1, 2020. The rate ...

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Water Treatment Barriers Provide Drinking Water Protection arrow

March 13, 2020

New York American Water places moratorium on shutoffs MERRICK, NY ― (March 13, 2020) ― At New York American Water, the health and safety of our customers, communities and employees is our top priority. We provide an essential service that is critically important and like many other companies in the U.S. and across the globe, American Water has established coronavirus preparedness plans. It is important for you to know that New York American Water’s drinking water treatment barriers provide protection that includes disinfection of our ground water sources (e.g., underground wells). These treatments are effective in removing and/or inactivating viruses. Our water meets all current federal and state drinking water requirements. To minimize the risk of exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have initiated our business continuity plans to help provide additional stability ...

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New York American Water Launches Advanced Metering Infrastructure and H2O Control Conservation Program to Help Customers Manage Their Water Usage and Save Money on Their Bills arrow

March 04, 2020

Dateline City: MERRICK, N.Y. Rate Year Four Increases Begin April 1 MERRICK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On April 1, 2020, New York American Water customers will see an increase in rates because of a four-year rate plan approved by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) in 2017. The rate increase, which begins the fourth year of the rate plan, is principally a result of the cost recovery of approximately $130 million of capital investments New York American Water has or will make over the life of the plan, ending March 31, 2021. As part of the four-year rate plan, a conservation rate structure was implemented in 2017 in accordance with the PSC support of the long-term sustainability of the Long Island Aquifer. The New York State Department of Environmental Conserv...

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New York American Water Adding Water Main in Wantagh to Improve Water Distributionarrow

March 04, 2020

Wantagh, NY (March 4, 2020) – New York American Water is investing $800,000 to install new water main in Wantagh to allow for additional distribution of water from the DeMott Pump Station into the distribution system. The project, scheduled to begin March 4, will add 400 feet  of 16-inch ductile iron main and 500 feet of 20-inch ductile iron main to the system. “The purpose of this project is to increase flow of water from the DeMott Pump Station into the distribution system, specifically to areas north of DeMott Ave” said New York American Water Director of Engineering John Kilpatrick. “Increasing the amount of water we can deliver from our DeMott Pump Station will improve customer water pressure during periods of peak demand.” No customers will be impacted by this project. This main project will take place along DeMott Avenue from West Seamans N...

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New York American Water Replacing Aging Water Main in Baldwinarrow

March 02, 2020

Baldwin, NY (March 2, 2020) – New York American Water is investing $100,000 to install new water main along Van Buren Place in Baldwin. The project, scheduled to begin March 2, will replace 380 feet of aging water main with 6-inch ductile iron main. The project will also replace 15 utility-owned service lines. “Water main replacement is an important component of our infrastructure investment plan as it improves water quality and reliability of service for our customers,” said New York American Water Manager of Engineering John Kilpatrick. This main replacement project will take place along Van Buren Place from Eastern Parkway to the street end in Baldwin. Work is expected to take approximately four weeks to complete. Final street restoration will be completed within the Town of Hempstead’s road construction project. Work will take place between the hours ...

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New York American Water Replacing Aging Water Main in Oceansidearrow

February 19, 2020

Oceanside, NY (February 19, 2020) – New York American Water is investing $700,000 to install new water main along Bennett Street, Lindbergh Avenue and Byrd Street in Oceanside. The project, scheduled to begin February 19, will replace 2,500 feet of aging water main with 8-inch ductile iron main. The project will also replace five fire hydrants and 75 utility-owned service lines. “New York American Water continues to make important investments in our infrastructure,” said New York American Water Manager of Engineering John Kilpatrick. “Replacement of aging water mains is important to improve water quality and reliability of service for our customers.” This main replacement project will take place along Bennett Street from Oceanside Road to Lindbergh Avenue; Lindbergh Avenue from Bennett Avenue to Oceanside Road; and Byrd Street from Oceanside Road to Li...

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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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