New York American Water Replacing Aging Water Mains in Wantagharrow

December 04, 2019

Wantagh, NY (December 4, 2019)— New York American Water is investing $650,000 to install new water main along Atlantic Blvd in Wantagh. The project, scheduled to begin December 4, includes installing 2,350 feet of 8-inch ductile iron main. The project will also replace three fire hydrants and 53 utility-owned service lines. This main replacement project will take place along Atlantic Blvd from Merrick Road to Byron Street in Wantagh. Work is expected to take approximately six weeks to complete. Final street restoration will be completed when weather permits. “Water main replacement is necessary to ensure the resiliency of our water distribution system,” said New York American Water Manager of Engineering John Kilpatrick. “Proactive replacement of aging water mains reduces the likelihood of interruptions of water service due to leaks and breaks, and allows us...

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American Water Announces Agreement to Sell its Regulated Operations in New York to Liberty Utilitiesarrow

November 21, 2019

Company also announces agreement to sell its Keystone Clearwater Solutions operations   CAMDEN, N.J., Nov. 20, 2019 – American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell its regulated New York operations to Liberty Utilities, the regulated utility business of parent company Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.   "This was a very difficult decision for American Water, as we have had the privilege of serving customers and communities in New York for more than 130 years,” said Susan Story, president and CEO of American Water. “After a careful and comprehensive analysis, we believe it is in the best interest of our customers in New York to sell to Liberty Utilities, which already has water utility operations and will have a larger presence in New York once the transaction closes. We are comm...

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New York American Water to Drill Transmission Main to Improve Service for Atlantic Beacharrow

November 13, 2019

Atlantic Beach, NY (November 13, 2019)— New York American Water is investing $2 million to install a new 20-inch HDPE transmission water main underneath Reynolds Channel to improve delivery of water to Atlantic Beach customers during high water use periods. The project, scheduled to begin November 14, will replace 2,500-feet of 16-inch main installed in the 1970s with new HDPE main drilled 25-feet below the Reynolds Channel seabed. The replacement project will be achieved through directional drilling from the Cedarhurst Yacht Club in Lawrence, under the Channel, to Vernon Ave in Atlantic Beach. Installing a wider-diameter main will enhance redundancy in case of an emergency and will also allow for more efficient operations. “Delivery of water to our Atlantic Beach customers is limited by the size of the current water main that runs under Reynolds Channel, connecting wat...

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New York American Water Replacing Aging Water Mains in Island Parkarrow

November 04, 2019

Island Park, NY (November 4, 2019) – New York American Water is investing $400,000 to install new water main along Kent Road in Island Park. The project, scheduled to begin November 4, includes installing 1,000 feet of 8-inch ductile iron main. The project will also replace three fire hydrants and 39 utility-owned service lines. This main replacement project will take place along Kent Road from Radcliffe Road to Suffolk Rd in Island Park. Work is expected to take approximately six weeks to complete. Final street restoration will be completed when weather permits. Work will take place between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Residents should note that sections of the street where construction is taking place may be closed to traffic during these working hours. New York American Water will coordinate with residents along Kent Rd to minimize disruptions. ...

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New York American Water to Host Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 26arrow

October 21, 2019

Merrick, NY (October 21, 2019) – New York American Water will be hosting a Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Merrick Gazebo—located on the corner of Broadcast Plaza and Merrick Avenue. The Prescription Drug Take Back Day will provide New York American Water’s Long Island customers with an opportunity to safely and easily dispose of unwanted or expired medications. “We hope that the day’s event will provide our customers with a venue for safe disposal of unwanted prescription drugs and help raise awareness about the importance of protecting our water supply from contamination,” said Lynda DiMenna, president of New York American Water. “New York American Water asks you to remind your family, friends and neighbors to gather unwanted and expired medications and take advantage of this community...

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New York American Water Replacing Aging Water Mains in Cedarhurstarrow

October 11, 2019

Cedarhurst, NY (October 11, 2019) – New York American Water is investing $250,000 to install new water main along Washington Avenue in Cedarhurst. The project, scheduled to begin October 12, will help to address discolored water caused by aging unlined cast iron pipe and includes installing 560 feet of 8-inch ductile iron main. The project will also replace two fire hydrants and seven utility-owned service lines. “Water main replacement projects are vitally important to reinforce our water distribution system and improve our overall water quality,” said New York American Water Manager of Engineering John Kilpatrick. “Aging water mains are a prominent contributor to discolored water and we devote a substantial portion of our capital plan budget for these system enhancements.” This main replacement project will take place along Washington Avenue from Cen...

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New York American Water to Conduct Annual Flushing of Upstate Water Mains and Hydrants Starting October 3arrow

October 03, 2019

MERRICK, N.Y. (October 3, 2019) – New York American Water will begin flushing several of its upstate drinking water systems this week 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.   New York American Water will be flushing several systems according to the following schedule. Dates Community October 3-4 West Branch Acres October 10-11 Dykeer October 10-11 Whitlock Farms October 10-11 Beaver D...

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New York American Water Replacing Aging Water Mains in Merrickarrow

September 23, 2019

Merrick, NY (September 23, 2019)—New York American Water is investing $2.5 million to install new water main along Merrick Road in Merrick, NY. The project, starting Monday, September 23, will help to ensure reliable water service and includes the installation of 3,000 feet of 12-inch ductile iron main and 400 feet of eight-inch ductile iron main. The project will also replace six fire hydrants and 20 utility-owned service lines. “Water main replacement projects are vitally important to reinforcing our water distribution system,” said New York American Water Manager of Engineering John Kilpatrick. “Aging water mains can experience leaks and breaks, so New York American Water strives to be proactive in replacing water mains where leaks have been detected to avoid a significant break and disruption of service.”  This main replacement project will ta...

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New York American Water Replacing Additional Water Main in Malverne to Improve Water Qualityarrow

August 29, 2019

Malverne, NY (August 29, 2019) – New York American Water is investing $1.44 million to install new eight-inch ductile iron water mains along several intersecting roadways in Malverne. The projects are set to begin on Thursday, August 29 and include installing approximately 4,500 feet of ductile iron main. The scheduled construction will also replace 86 service lines and seven fire hydrants. “Aging water mains contribute to the intermittent discolored water our customers experience,” said New York American Water Manager of Engineering John Kilpatrick. “Water main replacement ensures the long-term integrity of our system and assists us in delivering a high-quality product to our customers.” More details about each of the water main replacement projects upcoming in Malverne are below. Church Street Church Street from Utterby Road to Ocean Av...

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New York American Water Urges Customers to Call 8-1-1 Before Digging arrow

August 09, 2019

Merrick, NY (August 9, 2019) – This Sunday, New York American Water will recognize 811 Day and join other utilities in urging homeowners and contractors throughout New York to call 8-1-1 prior to digging. Digging projects, large and small, are the leading cause of water main damage throughout the country. New York American Water encourages its customers to take advantage of the free service New York 811 offers to identify underground utilities before starting a digging project to avoid risk to safety, costly repairs and potential interruptions to service. “We are reminding homeowners and contractors—on August 11 and every day—to call 8-1-1 before starting any digging projects to mark where utility lines are located,” said Lynda DiMenna, President of New York American Water. “No matter the size of your digging project, whether it’s planting a t...

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