New York American Water Responds to Report on Tax Assessment Issuearrow

May 08, 2018

Merrick, NY (May 7, 2018)—New York American Water received the report issued to the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) by the Staff of the Department of Public Service on April 30, 2018, regarding the company’s property value assessments. According to the report, the company overpaid Nassau County and other local taxes by approximately $2.3 million over a four-year period as a result of an over-assessment error, and customers were overcharged approximately $281,526 toward those taxes. “As the company indicated when we brought this issue to the attention of the PSC in early December, New York American Water remains unconditionally committed to protecting our customers from any impact of this tax over-assessment. As the calculations are complicated, the company is grateful to the PSC Staff for the many weeks of work devoted to the recommendations reflected i...

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New York American Water Investing $100,000 in Atlantic Beacharrow

April 30, 2018

Water Main Replacement Project to Improve Water Quality and Service Reliability Merrick, NY (April 30, 2018)—New York American Water is investing $100,000 to install a new eight-inch ductile iron water main along Nassau Avenue in Atlantic Beach. The project—which is set to begin on April 30, 2018—includes the replacement of approximately 670 feet of six-inch cast iron water mains installed between 1931 and replacing or transferring 18 service lines. This main replacement project will improve water quality and service reliability for residents and increase water flows for commercial use and firefighting. “Nothing is more important than high-quality drinking water—it’s why New York American Water prides itself on its level of infrastructure investment,” said Carmen Tierno, president of New York American Water. “Water infrastructure...

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New York American Water Investing $660,000 in Malvernearrow

March 20, 2018

Water Main Replacement Project to Improve Water Quality and Service Reliability Merrick, NY (March 20, 2018)—New York American Water is investing $660,000 to install new eight-inch ductile iron water mains along three stretches of road in Malverne. The project includes the replacement of approximately 3,300 feet of six-inch water mains installed between 1924 and 1936, nine fire hydrants and 100 service lines. This main replacement project will improve water quality and service reliability for residents and increase water flows for commercial use and firefighting. “Nothing is more important than high-quality drinking water—it’s why New York American Water prides itself on its level of infrastructure investment,” said Carmen Tierno, president of New York American Water. “Water infrastructure across Long Island is aging, and it is crucial that ...

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New York American Water to Flush Water Mains and Hydrantsarrow

March 12, 2018

Flushing will begin March 12 and continue through the month of May MERRICK, N.Y. (March 12, 2018) – New York American Water will be flushing the water distribution system this spring as part of its commitment to ensuring high-quality water service to its customers. This essential part of the company’s maintenance program is performed to clear 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.   New York American Water will be flushing the system throughout its service areas according to the following schedule:  Dates Community March 12 – March 16 Atlantic Beach, East Atlantic Beach, Hewlett, Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Harbor, Hewlett...

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New York American Water Investing $950,000 in Rooseveltarrow

March 06, 2018

Water Main Replacement Project to Improve Water Quality and Service Reliability Merrick, NY (March 6, 2018)—New York American Water is investing $950,000 to install new ductile iron water mains along three stretches of road in Roosevelt. The project includes the replacement of approximately 2,300 feet of water mains installed prior to 1925, 4 fire hydrants and 36 service lines. This main replacement project will improve water quality and service reliability for residents and increase water flows for commercial use and firefighting. “New York American Water works hard to ensure that our customers have the highest quality of water possible” said Carmen Tierno, President of New York American Water. “We pride ourselves on our aggressive main replacement program and strategically choose which mains are in the greatest need of replacement. This allows us to p...

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New York American Water Hosts Art Contest for Local Elementary School Studentsarrow

February 14, 2018

MERRICK, N.Y. (February 14, 2018)—New York American Water is hosting its annual “Be Water Wise!” art contest for local elementary school students within their service territory. Students are encouraged to participate in the art contest and submit their drawings by the April 13, 2018 deadline. The project provides fifth grade students with the opportunity to express themselves creatively and learn more about the importance of conserving water—New York’s most precious natural resource. “The art contest is such a great way to highlight the importance of using water wisely while giving students the opportunity to showcase their creativity,” said Carmen Tierno, president of New York American Water. “We look forward to receiving art entries from students throughout our service territory and continuing the fun tradition that has engaged the com...

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

February 08, 2018

MERRICK, N.Y. (February 8, 2018)—New York American Water, in cooperation with the New York Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), is offering five $3,000 scholarships to high school students who will be pursuing a degree related to the water utility field. This is the eighth consecutive year that New York American Water will be offering scholarships as part of their community outreach, helping to achieve their goal of molding the future workforce of New York’s water supply. “Each year, we look forward to providing these scholarships to assist students in our service territory in pursuing their futures in water and environmental fields,” said Carmen Tierno, President of New York American Water. “There are not many things more important than water and that’s why we are happy to provide deserving students with this financial hel...

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New York American Water Announces Annual First Responder Grant Programarrow

February 02, 2018

Merrick, NY (February 2, 2018)—New York American Water is proud to announce its 2018 grant program for volunteer fire departments and emergency responders located in the water company’s service areas. Every year, this grant funding goes to support the bravery and heroism of volunteer firefighters and first responders in our communities. “We are proud to once again offer this opportunity that provide assistance to the brave men and women volunteering their time and skills to safeguard the people who live and work in the communities we serve, including our employees,” said Richard Kern, New York American Water’s Production Manager. “Having been a volunteer firefighter for more than 30 years, I know the importance of training programs and maintaining equipment, which is why it’s such a privilege to offer this assistance to groups of deserving ind...

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New York American Water Accepting Applications for the 2018 Environmental Grant Programarrow

January 29, 2018

Merrick, NY (January 29, 2018)—New York American Water is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for community-based environmental projects through its Environmental Grant Program. This program offers funding for qualifying innovative projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies throughout the company’s service territory. A total of $10,000 has been earmarked to fund 2018’s awarded projects. “We are committed to ensuring the highest standard for our communities and customers, from water quality, testing, compliance and treatment, to maintaining a comprehensive environmental policy,” said New York American Water’s Manager of Water Quality and Environmental Compliance Mike Nofi. “Our focus on the environment extends beyond the quality of our water, guiding the role we play in ...

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New York American Water Names Moses Thompson Vice President of Operationsarrow

January 23, 2018

MERRICK, N.Y. (January 23, 2018) – New York American Water today announced that Moses Thompson has been named vice president of Operations. In his new position, Thompson will direct the water quality, field operations, and production and maintenance activities for water and wastewater facilities within the state. Thompson has extensive utility experience, most recently serving as the director of Operations and Engineering for Aqua America in North Carolina. In that role, he was responsible for construction projects, SCADA monitoring and managing statewide assets including 1,600 wells and over 60 wastewater treatment plants. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Director of Public Utilities for the City of Portsmouth, Va. Prior to working in the water and wastewater industry, Thompson had over 15 years’ experience in the natural gas energy sector. He began his profe...

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