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 across Long Island is aging, and it is crucial that we stay ahead of the curve. We do this by focusing on the areas of greatest need within our service territory. This allows us to provide the highest possible impact on water quality and service reliability for the community.”
The scheduled main replacement project will take place along Nassau Avenue between Park Street and Ocean Boulevard and is expected to be completed in approximately four weeks. This project is also being coordinated with the Village of Atlantic Beach with final road restoration to be completed by the Village’s Road Construction project.
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, as well as its employees, and it advises that pedestrians and drivers take caution while 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 www.newyorkamwater.com 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 amwater.com.
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