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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New York American Water Acquires Beaver Dam Lake Water Corp. in Orange Countyarrow

May 12, 2016

Dateline City: MERRICK, N.Y. State's largest Investor-Owned Water Utility Continues Growth in the Hudson Valley MERRICK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New York American Water today announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase the New Windsor, NY-based Beaver Dam Lake Water Company. The water system acquisition agreement has been forwarded to the New York State Public Service Commission and other regulatory agencies for approval. New York American Water will provide the system’s 155 customer accounts located in the Towns of Cornwall and New Windsor with water service. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. This acquisition continues the expansion of the company’s operations in the state’s Hu...

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New York American Water Files Rate Request with the PSCarrow

April 29, 2016

Dateline City: MERRICK, N.Y. Company has invested approximately $150 million in water infrastructure since the last base rate increase MERRICK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New York American Water announced today that it has filed for a rate increase with the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) that would raise revenues by $8.49 million. The company’s request includes lower operating expenses of approximately $1.9 million than previously authorized, as well as approximately $150 million in infrastructure projects to improve water service reliability and water quality. Property taxes account for more than 20 percent of the requested increase and over 30 percent of the company’s total revenues. ...

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Get Notified of Water Emergencies by Text, Email or Phone: New York American Water Introduces New Emergency Customer Notification Systemarrow

January 25, 2016

Dateline City: MERRICK, N.Y. MERRICK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New York American Water has launched its “CodeRED” system, which delivers high-speed notifications to customers when water emergencies occur. Customers enrolling in CodeRED can be contacted quickly by text, email, telephone, and the CodeRED mobile app depending on their personal preferences. CodeRED rapidly contacts large numbers of customers about emergency situations, which include boil water advisories, main breaks, water conservation requirements and other major events impacting water service. The system will also be used for non-urgent notification, such as planned service outages, local hydrant flushing, low-pressure events and major traffic impacts. In addition, CodeRED alerts and a map ...

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New York American Water Asks Customers to Shovel Out Fire Hydrantsarrow

January 22, 2016

Dateline City: MERRICK, N.Y. MERRICK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With snow storm Jonas barreling up the East Coast, New York American Water is asking homeowners and local businesses to clear snow from around fire hydrants so that firefighters can connect their equipment without delays. Deep snow can obstruct fire hydrants and become a hindrance in fighting fires successfully. “While our customers are removing snow from their walkways, we hope they’d take a few minutes to also remove snow from fire hydrants,” said Brian Bruce, president of New York American Water. “In the event of a fire emergency, the hydrants will be more visible to firefighters and give them easy access to connect their hoses. We thank our customers for their cooperation and remind them to...

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