New York American Water Investment Summary for 2018

Company Invested Over $46 Million in System Improvements for Customers

Merrick, NY (February 7, 2019) – New York American Water recently announced its end-of-year investment totals and system improvements for 2018. More than $46 million total was invested in system upgrades and various improvement projects across its service areas throughout the year.

“At New York American Water, we are committed to making needed investments that continue to efficiently provide safe, reliable water service to all of our customers,” said Lynda DiMenna, president of New York American Water. “From source to tap, our team of professionals continuously monitor and work hard to maintain our facilities to ensure they operate efficiently, meet all regulatory standards and deliver quality water. Investment now helps sustain our current operations while ensuring resiliency for the future – all at the benefit of our customers.”

Each year, New York American Water invests millions of dollars in maintaining and upgrading its treatment and distribution (pipeline) infrastructure. This includes regular maintenance and upgrades to treatment plants, tanks, pump stations, miles of pipe, water mains, fire hydrants and metering equipment.

DiMenna added, “Over the years, New York American Water has built several permanent iron removal treatment plants to help remedy the natural iron content of Long Island’s source water. Currently, we own 15 treatment facilities, and we are building a 16th iron removal facility in Roosevelt which will go online in 2019, and this represents one of our most significant projects.”

In 2018, system improvement highlights included:

  • Mains: New York American Water replaced approximately 28,000 feet (approximately 5.3 miles) of aging pipe with new pipe. Pipe improvement projects can help improve water quality, pressure, fire protection and service reliability.

  • Water Treatment and Other Production System Improvements: The following investments were made to continuously improve water treatment and capacity:

    • Sea Cliff: Drilled a new 2-million-gallon-per-day (MGD) capacity water well.

    • Levittown: Completed drilling a new 3 MGD capacity water well and upgraded the chemical facilities at the 6 MGD Seaman’s Neck Station.

    • Southeast: Drilled a new 45 gallon per minute well.

    • Lynbrook: Began design and permitting for two new 2 MGD capacity water wells.

    • Roosevelt: Continued construction on a new 6 MGD iron removal plant. The plant will be online in Spring of 2019.

    • Valley Stream: Completed construction on a new 2 MGD iron removal plant.

    • Lakeview: Upgraded the chemical and electrical facilities at the 4 MGD groundwater plant and completed chemical facilities upgrades and building improvements at the 2 MGD groundwater plant.

  • Fire Hydrants: New York American Water replaced 48 fire hydrants and installed 3 new hydrants.

  • Service Lines: New York American Water Replaced 899 service lines and installed 86 new service lines.

  • Tanks/Storage: New York American Water made the following investments into tanks:

    • Levittown: Replaced two 50,000-gallon steel backwash tanks.

    • Valley Stream: Installed a new 80,000-gallon steel backwash tank.

    • Wantagh: Began construction on a new 1-million-gallon steel water storage tank and booster station.

New York American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, 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 (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company.  The company employs 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 45 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting

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