New York American Water Replacing Aging Water Main in Valley Streamarrow

May 26, 2020

Valley Stream, NY (May 26, 2020) – New York American Water is investing $220,000 to install new water main in Valley Stream. The project, starting today, will replace 850 feet of aging water main with new 6- and 8-inch ductile iron main. The project will also replace 22 utility-owned service lines. “New York American Water continues to make infrastructure investment a priority,” said New York American Water Director of Engineering John Kilpatrick. “Water main replacement plays a significant role in improving water quality for our customers and we continue to prioritize aging water mains for replacement.” This main replacement project will take place along Princeton Street from Broadway to West End Avenue and Laurel Place from Princeton Street to the dead end. Work is expected to take approximately four weeks to complete. Final street restoration will b...

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American Water Charitable Foundation Provides $15,000 Donation to Local COVID-19 Relief Funds in New York arrow

May 11, 2020

Mount Sinai South Nassau and American Red Cross Long Island Chapter to Receive Donations Merrick, NY, May 11, 2020 – New York American Water and the American Water Charitable Foundation have announced that the Foundation is providing $15,000 in donations to COVID-19 emergency funds of two organizations on Long Island, NY. The American Water Charitable Foundation is donating $7,500 each to Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside, NY and the American Red Cross Long Island Chapter to benefit these organizations’ COVID-19 emergency response fund. “The communities we serve on Long Island have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency and we are grateful to these organizations for the important work they are doing to support our communities and save lives,” said New York American Water President Lynda DiMenna. “We are all wor...

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New York American Water Replacing Aging Water Main in Cambridgearrow

May 11, 2020

Cambridge, NY (May 11, 2020) – New York American Water is investing $1,700,000 to install new water main along Route 313 and Park Street in Cambridge, NY. The project, scheduled to begin Monday, May 18, weather permitting, will replace 4,500 feet of aging water main with new 12-inch ductile iron main. The project will also replace five fire hydrants and 16 utility-owned service lines and install two additional fire hydrants. “This water main replacement project is important for improving water flow in the area for household use and fire suppression,” said New York American Water Director of Engineering John Kilpatrick. “When our crews are working, please follow social distancing recommendations for your safety and the safety of our employees.” This main replacement project will take place along Route 313 from Spring Street to Park Street (Route 22) and...

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New York American Water Recommends Large Building Operators and Schools Flush Pipes Regularly to Maintain Water Qualityarrow

May 05, 2020

Company Recommends Proper Maintenance Protocols to Help Maintain Water Quality in Unoccupied Buildings Merrick, NY, May 5, 2020 – New York American Water remains committed to keeping customers informed as it continues to deliver safe and reliable water service during the COVID-19 public health emergency. As many offices, schools and other large buildings are largely unoccupied during the state’s stay-at-home order, New York American Water encourages large building owners and operators to adopt a proactive approach that includes proper flushing procedures, adjustment of hot water temperature, and proper maintenance of building plumbing and heating/cooling systems. Proper flushing of plumbing before reoccupying these buildings is essential to maintain water quality in the internal plumbing system and should be performed biweekly while the building is closed, if possible, ...

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New York American Water Replacing Aging Water Main in Lawrencearrow

April 16, 2020

Lawrence, NY (April 16, 2020) – New York American Water is investing $1,250,000 to install new water main along several streets in Lawrence. The project, scheduled to begin Monday, April 20, weather permitting, will replace 5,500 feet of aging water main with new 6- and 8-inch ductile iron main. The project will also replace 90 utility-owned service lines. “The safe, reliable provision of water service is essential, especially now as we are dealing with a public health emergency. That is why it is imperative that we continue to repair and renew aging pipes in the ground,” said New York American Water Director of Engineering John Kilpatrick. “Water main replacement plays a significant role in improving water quality.” This main replacement project will take place along Briarwood Lane from Broadway to Chauncey Lane; Jorgen Street from Briarwood Lane to A...

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New York American Water to Conduct Annual Flushing of Upstate Water Mains and Hydrants Starting April 27arrow

April 14, 2020

MERRICK, N.Y. (April 14, 2020) – New York American Water will begin flushing several of its upstate drinking water systems on April 27 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. Flushing is part of the company’s system maintenance program and is unrelated to the current COVID-19 pandemic. New York American Water will be flushing several systems according to the following schedule. Dates Community April 27th Dykeer April 27 – 30th Cambridge ...

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New York American Water Postpones Annual Flushing of Water Mains and Hydrants in Long Island Service Areas Until Fall 2020arrow

April 13, 2020

MERRICK, N.Y. (April 13, 2020) – New York American Water will postpone the annual flushing of its Long Island water distribution systems, scheduled to start April 20, until the fall of 2020. The company made the decision to postpone flushing given the ongoing public health emergency. The postponement of flushing will not impact water quality and all water delivered to customers is safe to drink and meets all local, state and federal drinking water standards. Flushing is part of the company’s system maintenance program and will be conducted in the fall of 2020, after the peak water use months of summer have passed. An updated flushing schedule will be provided to customers in advance of the fall flushing. For more information on New York American Water’s flushing program, please visit www.nyamwater.com. ### New York American Water, a subsidiary of American...

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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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