New York American Water Replacing Aging Water Mains in Wantagh

Wantagh, NY (December 4, 2019)— New York American Water is investing $650,000 to install new water main along Atlantic Blvd in Wantagh. The project, scheduled to begin December 4, includes installing 2,350 feet of 8-inch ductile iron main. The project will also replace three fire hydrants and 53 utility-owned service lines.

This main replacement project will take place along Atlantic Blvd from Merrick Road to Byron Street in Wantagh. Work is expected to take approximately six weeks to complete. Final street restoration will be completed when weather permits.

“Water main replacement is necessary to ensure the resiliency of our water distribution system,” said New York American Water Manager of Engineering John Kilpatrick. “Proactive replacement of aging water mains reduces the likelihood of interruptions of water service due to leaks and breaks, and allows us to provide better service for our customers.”

Work will take place between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. 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 Atlantic Blvd 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 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.

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 and follow New York American Water on Facebook and Twitter.