New York American Water Replacing Aging Water Main in Woodmerearrow

July 15, 2020

Woodmere, NY (July 15, 2020) – New York American Water is investing $530,000 to install new water main in Woodmere. The project, beginning today, July 15, will replace 1,100 feet of aging water main with new 8-inch ductile iron main. The project will also replace four fire hydrants and 10 utility-owned service lines. “The replacement of aging water mains is a key focus of our infrastructure investment program for our customers in Service Area 1,” said New York American Water Director of Engineering John Kilpatrick. “Aging unlined cast iron water mains contribute to intermittent discolored water and poor water flow, and every water main replacement project helps combat these issues.” This main replacement project will take place along Greenfield Road from Westwood Road east to Northfield Road. Work is expected to take approximately four weeks to complet...

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Water Quality Reports Available Online for New York American Water Customersarrow

June 25, 2020

Merrick, NY (June 25, 2020)— Each year, New York American Water compiles its annual Water Quality Reports (also called Consumer Confidence Reports) for customers and other stakeholders, detailing the quality of water supplied by the company to each community served. The report outlines the quality of water provided using data from water quality testing conducted in local systems between January and December of 2019. Data collected is shown in comparison to the compliance standards established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) and the Nassau County Department of Health (NCDOH). “The annual Water Quality Report is our yearly report card and New York American Water is pleased to report that the drinking water supplied to our customers meets or surpasses county, state and federal standards...

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New York American Water Announces Five Recipients of Emergency Responder Grantarrow

June 22, 2020

Merrick, NY (June 22, 2020)—New York American Water is proud to announce five recipients of its 2020 grant program for volunteer fire departments and emergency responders located in the Company’s service territory. Grant funds will be awarded to the Baldwin Fire District, Village of East Rockaway Fire Department, Lawrence Cedarhurst Fire Department, South Hempstead Fire Department and Village of Woodsburgh. The grant funding will support these local fire departments and be used to acquire tools, training and materials needed to ensure their success and safety. The company is providing five grants for a total of $4,225 to these departments. “Support for our first responders is important, now more than ever, and we are proud to award our grant to these fire departments,” said Richard Kern, New York American Water’s Senior Production Manager. “As a ...

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New York American Water Replacing Aging Water Main in Massapequaarrow

June 19, 2020

Massapequa, NY (June 19, 2020) – New York American Water is investing $700,000 to install new water main in Massapequa. The project, scheduled to start Monday, June 22, will replace 3,475 feet of aging water main with new 8-inch ductile iron main. The project will also replace 75 utility-owned service lines and four hydrants, and place three additional hydrants. “Our Massapequa customers count on us to deliver reliable, quality water service,” said New York American Water President Lynda DiMenna. “We achieve this by continuing to reinvest in our infrastructure and this project is an example of that commitment.” This main replacement project will take place along Highwater Ave from South Bay Drive to Fairwater Ave, Greatwater Ave from South Day Drive to Fairwater Ave, and Seagull Place from Fairwater Ave to Highwater Ave. Work is expected to take approx...

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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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