Completes First Phase of Million Dollar Investment in Cambridge Water System Upgrades

Project Replaced Approximately 6,000 Feet of Century-Old Water Mains

Cambridge, N.Y. (December 4, 2017) – New York American Water has completed the first phase of its $1 million water main replacement investement in the Cambridge water system. The project’s completion resulted in the replacement of approximately 6,000 feet of 100-plus year old water mains in the Village of Cambridge along State Route 313 and through the towns of Jackson and White Creek. The project is part of New York American Water’s commitment to invest in aging water systems and ensure its communities have continued access to clean drinking water. 

“This million dollar water main replacement project was a priority for this community as it will improve water quality for our customers, increase flow and pressure for emergency services, and provide a more resilient system for the future,” said New York American Water President Carmen Tierno. “We’d like to thank Mayor Bogle and his team for their cooperation and assistance during the various stages of this project. And special thanks to the resident of the Cambridge community for their patience during the construction process.”

The scope of the project included a new water main feed from the supply wells to the Village of Cambridge, which will improve fire flow, overall system operation and maintenance capabilities. Retiring the old 8-inch, cast iron water main originally installed in 1886 and replacing it with a 12-inch, high-density polyethylene main will improve water quality and increase water pressure for New York American Water customers in the area.

"The Village of Cambridge is grateful for the investments New York American Water continues to make throughout our community to improve our infrastructure and water quality," said Village of Cambridge Mayor, Carman Bogle. "We are very pleased with the priority New York American Water has placed on our water systems as small communities like Cambridge are so often overlooked for major infrastructure improvements." 

In 2016, New York American Water successfully completed the construction of a 157,000-gallon water storage tank in Cambridge, as well as the installation of more than 2,400 feet of 12-inch pipeline to connect the new tank to the community’s existing water system. Given the success of that project and its efficient rollout, New York American Water will be using the same engineering design and construction management company, Entech Engineering, to carry out the Route 313 water main replacement project.

Customers with questions about the project are encouraged to contact New York American Water’s customer service center at 1-877-426-6999.

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. 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 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Denise Venuti Free
New York American Water
856-782-2316
denise.free@amwater.com

Greg Gordon
516-829-8374
ggordon@zimmed.com