Investing $650,000 in Valley Streamarrow

November 17, 2017

Water Main Replacement Project Scheduled to Begin November 21, 2017 Valley Stream, NY (November 17, 2017)—New York American Water is investing $650,000 to replace a 2-inch ductile iron main, originally installed in the 1920’s, with 2,100 feet of new 8-inch ductile iron main. In addition, New York American Water will be replacing four fire hydrants and a total of 55 services will be replaced or transferred. The investment project will improve water quality and service reliability for residents and increase water flows for commercial use and firefighting. “Our mission is to consistently supply safe and reliable drinking water to our customers,” said Carmen Tierno, president of New York American Water. “This investment will help us to maintain high water quality and increase water flows for both residential use and firefighting, improving service for all ...

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New York American Water LIFTS Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for 30 Homes in Lucas Estates Development arrow

November 07, 2017

Accord, N.Y. (November 7, 2017) –, New York American Water has LIFTED the precautionary boil water advisory that was issued for about 30 homes in the Lucas Estates development in Accord, N.Y. Analytical results from bacteriological samples taken from the water system met all state and federal water quality standards. The advisory was issued on Nov. 3, as a precautionary measure following an electrical malfunction that caused a drop in water pressure. Customers no longer need to boil their water, but they should flush household pipes, ice makers, water fountains, etc. prior to using for drinking or cooking using these guidelines for flushing: Run all cold water faucets in your home for 3-5 minutes at one time at the highest flow rate that you can without causing splashing or flooding of drains. To flush automatic ice makers, make three batches of ice and disca...

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New York American Water Issues Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for 30 Homes in Lucas Estates Development arrow

November 03, 2017

Accord, NY (November 3, 2017) – Due to an electrical issue which caused a drop in water pressure, New York American Water has issued precautionary boil water advisory for about 30 homes in the Lucas Estates development in Accord, N.Y. Please note that this is a standard precaution that is taken whenever there is loss of pressure in water mains. There is no evidence of any contamination.  New York American Water will provide information as to when the advisory is lifted.  New York American Water customers at the following addresses are advised to boil water according to the recommendations below. 2900    Lucas Tpke 2904    Lucas Tpke 2905    Lucas Tpke 2911    Lucas Tpke 2919    Lucas Tpke 2940    Lucas Tpke 3 &nb...

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New York American Water Investing $230,000 in Lynbrookarrow

October 24, 2017

Water Main Replacement Project Scheduled to Begin October 26, 2017 LYNBROOK, NY (October 24, 2017) – New York American Water is investing $230,000 to install new water mains on Davison Avenue, from Hempstead Avenue to Green Street, in Lynbrook. When the approximately three-week-long project is completed, the company will have replaced approximately 1,175 feet of aging 6-inch cast iron pipes with 8-inch ductile iron main, in addition to three fire hydrants and 29 services being replaced or transferred. This investment project will improve water quality and service reliability for residents and increase water flows for commercial use and firefighting. “One of New York American Water’s main priorities is safeguarding the water supply and distribution system at all times,” said Carmen Tierno, President of New York American Water. “Water main...

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New York American Water Investing $825,000 in East Rockawayarrow

October 04, 2017

East Rockaway, NY (October 4, 2017) – New York American Water is investing $825,000 to install new water mains in its East Rockaway service area. When the work is complete, the company will have replaced approximately 3,400 feet of 8-inch ductile iron water mains, 5 fire hydrants and 70 service lines. This main replacement project will improve water quality and service reliability for residents and increase water flows for commercial use and firefighting. The project is expected to be completed in approximately three weeks. “New York American Water works proactively to ensure water quality and reliability for our customers at all times,” said Carmen Tierno, President of New York American Water. “Each infrastructure project begins after a careful evaluation and an allocation of our available resources to areas which exhibit the greatest need....

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New York American Water Receives Rate Order from Public Service Commissionarrow

May 19, 2017

Dateline City: MERRICK, N.Y. Adjusted rates reflect $136 million in water infrastructure investments since 2012 and a reduction of approximately $2.7 million in operating expenses MERRICK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved new rates for New York American Water, effective June 1, 2017. The PSC’s rate order reflects an annual revenue increase of $3.6 million for New York American Water’s service areas in Long Island and the Hudson Valley after a 13-month review of the company’s rate request filed in April 2016. Even with the increase, the cost of water service for customers remains about a penny per gallon. The main driver of the company’s ra...

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New York American Water Names Carmen Tierno Presidentarrow

February 16, 2017

Dateline City: MERRICK, N.Y. Brian Bruce named president of West Virginia American Water MERRICK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New York American Water announced today it has named Carmen Tierno its new president, effective March 1, 2017. Tierno replaces Brian Bruce, who has been named president of West Virginia American Water. “We are so pleased to see both Brian and Carmen take on new expanded roles at American Water,” said American Water’s chief operating officer Walter Lynch. “We thank Brian for his leadership in New York and are excited for Carmen to join the New York team. Carmen has been a great asset to New Jersey American Water in a variety of roles and has been a key contributor in impr...

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Cease The Greasearrow

June 13, 2016

Dateline City: MERRICK, N.Y. Proper Disposal of Fats, Oils and Grease Can Save Money, the Environment and Your Summer MERRICK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--It’s summer and those bodies on the beach are not the only things frying. This time of year means more french fries, fried chicken and other tasty fried food. Both in home kitchens and at restaurants across New York, the oil is flowing and heavy duty frying is taking place. New York American Water reminds everyone not to forget about all the resulting used fats, oils and grease (FOG). FOG hardens as it goes down the drain. That can cause nearby sewer pipes to clog, which in turn may lead to the raw sewage actually backing up into your home or o...

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New York American Water Annual Water Quality Reports Now Availablearrow

June 09, 2016

Dateline City: MERRICK, N.Y. Company’s Water Continues to Meet or Surpass All State and Federal Standards MERRICK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New York American Water’s 2015 Water Quality Reports are now accessible through its website at nyamwater.com. Also known as the Consumer Confidence Report, the annual report details the quality of water supplied by New York American Water against the compliance standards established by the US Environmental Protection Agency and New York Department of Environmental Conservation. It describes local drinking water sources, testing conducted on the water, substances detected, and the levels of those substances. Commonly asked questions and the relevant answers ...

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New York American Water Iron-Removal Plant Onlinearrow

June 06, 2016

Dateline City: MERRICK, N.Y. Water Company Works to Complete Infrastructure Improvements and Safeguard Water Quality MERRICK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New York American Water’s newly-constructed Portable Iron-Removal Treatment Plant Number Two, located on Chautauqua Avenue in Lakeview, NY is fully-operational. The new plant, which provides 2 million gallons of water daily to more than 3,000 homes in the Lakeview area, is equipped with iron-removal treatment to combat discolored water. The iron-filtration system uses a sand and anthracite media to trap iron molecules as they pass through filter vessels. “The more we pump the water on Long Island, the more we see greater concentrations of natural...

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