New York American Water Replacing Aging Water Mains in Merrick

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 restoration will be completed by Nassau County in early September when the entire road is expected to be resurfaced.

In accordance with Nassau County’s request, work will take place between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Residents should note that sections of the street where construction is taking place may be closed to traffic during these working hours. New York American Water will coordinate with businesses along Merrick Road to minimize disruptions.

New York American Water is committed to the safety of nearby residents, as well as its employees, and advises that pedestrians and drivers take caution while near 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 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to more than 14 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing.           

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