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. Work is expected to take approximately five weeks to complete. Final street restoration will be completed by the Village of Malverne’s road resurfacing project after the replacement water service lines to each home have been installed and all work has passed required quality tests from the Nassau County Department of Health.
Work will take place between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Residents should note that sections of the street where construction is taking place will be closed to traffic and access to driveways will be impacted during these working hours. New York American Water will coordinate with residents along Rolling Street 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.