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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New York American Water Replacing Aging Water Mains in Malvernearrow

July 17, 2019

Merrick, NY (July 17, 2019) – New York American Water is investing $1.18 million to install new eight-inch ductile iron water main along Aberdeen Street, Cambridge Street, Croyden Street, York Street and Devon Street in Malverne. The projects include installing approximately 4,000 feet of eight-inch ductile iron main to replace six-inch cast iron main installed in the 1920s. The projects will also replace fire hydrants and utility-owned service lines. “New York American Water is committed to providing the highest-quality water to its customers and we continue to embark on infrastructure improvement projects that work towards this goal,” said New York American Water Manager of Engineering John Kilpatrick. “Replacing water main lines allows us to modernize our system and treat the leading cause of discolored water.” These main replacement projects will t...

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New York American Water Replacing Aging Water Mains in Malvernearrow

July 08, 2019

Merrick, NY (July 8, 2019) – New York American Water is investing $320,000 to install a new eight-inch ductile iron water main along Rolling Street in Malverne. The project, scheduled to begin July 9, includes installing approximately 1,600 feet of eight-inch ductile iron main to replace six-inch cast iron main installed in the 1920s. The project will also replace one fire hydrant and 48 utility-owned service lines. “New York American Water is committed to providing the highest-quality water to its customers and we continue to execute infrastructure improvement projects that work towards this goal,” said New York American Water Manager of Engineering John Kilpatrick. “Replacing water main lines allows us address the leading cause of discolored water.” This main replacement project will take place along Rolling Street from Lakeview Ave to Wicks Lane. Wo...

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New York American Water Replacing Aging Water Mains in Merrickarrow

June 17, 2019

Merrick, NY (June 17, 2019) – New York American Water is investing $850,000 to install 1,400 feet of new twelve-inch ductile iron water main along Merrick Road. The project began the evening of Sunday, June 16 and is expected to take approximately six weeks to complete. Work will be conducted in the evenings to minimize traffic impacts. The project will also replace one fire hydrant and six utility-owned service lines. “Upgrading transmission mains, such as the one along Merrick Road, is important for the reliability and sustainability of our water service,” said New York American Water Manager of Engineering John Kilpatrick. “We will continue to modernize our aging infrastructure to provide high-quality water to our customers.” This main replacement project will take place along Merrick Road from Merrick Avenue to Kenny Avenue. Final street restoratio...

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New York American Water Replacing Aging Water Mains in Hewlettarrow

June 12, 2019

Hewlett, NY (June 12, 2019) – New York American Water is investing $970,000 to install new water main along Hewlett Parkway, Westervelt Place and Wheatley Street in Hewlett. The project, scheduled to begin June 12, will help to address discolored water caused by aging unlined cast iron pipe and includes replacing approximately 2,560 feet of two- and six-inch water main installed in 1924 with new eight- and 16-inch ductile iron water main. The project will also replace six fire hydrants and 70 utility-owned service lines. “Water main replacement projects are vitally important to reinforcing our water distribution system and improving our water quality,” said New York American Water Manager of Engineering John Kilpatrick. “Aging water mains are a leading contributor to discolored water and we dedicate a substantial portion of our capital plan budget for these sys...

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New York American Water Awards Valley Stream South High School Student Prestigious Scholarshiparrow

June 07, 2019

Valley Stream, N.Y. (June 7, 2019)—Through its partnership with the New York Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC-NY), New York American Water recently awarded Nicole Casillo of Valley Stream a scholarship amounting to $3,000. This is the eighth consecutive year that New York American Water has offered scholarships to high school students within its service area who are passionate about the water industry. “We congratulate Nicole on all of her achievements and applaud her interest in diversifying STEM programs,” said Lynda DiMenna, president of New York American Water. “We wish her the best of luck as she continues her education and pursues a career in teaching to foster future members of the water industry.” Nicole is a senior at Valley Stream South High School and she is one of five recipients of this scholarship throughout th...

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