New York American Water Investing $950,000 in Roosevelt

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 provide the greatest possible impact on water quality and service reliability for the community.”

The scheduled main replacement project will take place along three different roads and began on February 26, 2018. The project is expected to be completed in approximately six weeks. The replacement project will occur at the following locations within Roosevelt:

  • Pennsylvania Avenue

  • Henry Street

  • Royal Court

Residents should note that sections of the streets where construction is taking place may be closed to traffic during work hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday). New York American Water is committed to the safety of nearby residents and its employees and advises pedestrians and drivers to take caution in the vicinity of work sites.

Any resident with a concern or question about the planned work is encouraged to call New York American Water customer service center at (877) 426-6999.

New York American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water company in New York, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 350,000 people. For more information, visit or the company’s Facebook page. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,900 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit

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