Cedarhurst, NY (October 11, 2019) – New York American Water is investing $250,000 to install new water main along Washington Avenue in Cedarhurst. The project, scheduled to begin October 12, will help to address discolored water caused by aging unlined cast iron pipe and includes installing 560 feet of 8-inch ductile iron main. The project will also replace two fire hydrants and seven utility-owned service lines.
“Water main replacement projects are vitally important to reinforce our water distribution system and improve our overall water quality,” said New York American Water Manager of Engineering John Kilpatrick. “Aging water mains are a prominent contributor to discolored water and we devote a substantial portion of our capital plan budget for these system enhancements.”
This main replacement project will take place along Washington Avenue from Central Avenue to Pearsall Place in Cedarhurst. Work is expected to take approximately two weeks to complete. Final street restoration will be incorporated within the Village of Cedarhurst paving program.
Work will take place between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. 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 residents along Washington Avenue, Cedarhurst to minimize disruptions.
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.
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. For more information, visit nyamwater.com and follow New York American Water on Facebook and Twitter.