Pennsylvania American Water Recognized with Communicator Awardsarrow

December 19, 2019

Dateline City: MECHANICSBURG, Pa. MECHANICSBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water announced today that it was recently recognized with the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts' Communicator Awards for 2019 in the Individual Documentary and Individual Public Service categories. "The 'McKeesport Rising' documentary tells the important story of how our acquisition of a wastewater system saved a city from bankruptcy and is helping to fuel its long-term stability and community reinvestment efforts," said Pennsylvania American Water President Mike Doran. "We are very proud of these awards, which reflect the passion and pride our external affairs team took in sharing this story through video." With over 6,000 entries received from across the U.S. and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most ...

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Pennsylvania American Water Signs Agreements to Purchase Valley Township Water and Wastewater Systemsarrow

December 18, 2019

Dateline City: MECHANICSBURG, Pa. MECHANICSBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), announced that it has signed agreements to purchase the water and wastewater system assets of Valley Township in Chester County for approximately $21.275 million. The Township’s water system serves nearly 1,700 customers and its wastewater system serves nearly 3,100 customers in Valley Township. Pennsylvania American Water already provides a majority of Township’s water through a bulk municipal agreement and is the sole provider of wastewater treatment for the Township’s wastewater system. “As the Coatesville region’s lead water and wastewater provider, we look forward to welcoming our neighbors in Valley Township into the Pennsylvania American Water family," said Pennsylvania American Wa...

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Pennsylvania American Water Signs Agreement to Acquire Royersford Borough Wastewater Systemarrow

December 18, 2019

Dateline City: MECHANICSBURG, Pa. MECHANICSBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the wastewater assets of Royersford Borough in Montgomery County. The value for the sale is approximately $13.0 million for the Borough’s wastewater system which serves nearly 1,600 customers. “As Royersford Borough’s water provider, we are glad to be able to add wastewater service for our current customers in this area," said Pennsylvania American Water President Mike Doran. “This transaction is a natural fit, because when we expand our wastewater customer base within our current water service footprint, we not only can achieve economies of scale and provide greater efficiencies for our customers, but also we are already established in...

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Pennsylvania American Water Reminds Customers of Financial Assistance Available through H2O Help to Others Programarrow

December 03, 2019

Dateline City: MECHANICSBURG, Pa. Company encourages and matches donations to Dollar Energy Fund on Giving Tuesday MECHANICSBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Giving Tuesday, Pennsylvania American Water reminds customers that it offers financial relief for income-qualified residential customers having difficulty paying their water and sewer bills through its H2O Help to Others Program. The program, which has helped families in need for more than 25 years, is administered by Dollar Energy Fund, an independent, non-profit organization focused on utility assistance. “We recognize that some families face economic challenges, and we are committed to helping our customers in need through these programs,” said Pennsylvania American Water President Mike Doran. “We want to ensure tha...

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Pennsylvania American Water Reminds Customers that Happy Holidays Start with the Proper Disposal of Fats, Oils and Greasearrow

November 20, 2019

Dateline City: MECHANICSBURG, Pa. Company provides tips for proper disposal of cooking grease to protect home plumbing and sewers MECHANICSBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the start of the holiday season around the corner, Pennsylvania American Water reminds customers not to invite FOG (Fats, Oils, and Grease) clogs to your gatherings. Along with turkey, gravy, and all the trimmings come fats, oils, and grease that, if poured down the drain, can adhere to the insides of pipes, causing clogs that lead to sewer overflows and backups. Neither dishwashing detergents nor garbage disposals can properly break down these materials, which build up over time. This buildup of grease can restrict the flow of wastewater, or worse yet, block the homeowners’ or utility’s sewer pipes....

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Pennsylvania American Water Participates in the Fourth Annual Utility Scam Awareness Day on November 20arrow

November 19, 2019

Dateline City: MECHANICSBURG, Pa. MECHANICSBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water will join Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) to recognize the fourth annual Utility Scam Awareness Day on Wednesday, November 20. Utility Scam Awareness Day is part of the week-long National Scam Awareness Week, an advocacy and awareness campaign focused on educating customers and exposing the tactics used by scammers. This year’s theme is ‘It Happened to Me, Don’t Let it Happen to You.’ “We continue to educate our customers and the general public in an effort to protect them from utility worker imposters,” said Pennsylvania American Water President Mike Doran. “It is so important for our customers to stay vigilant and know how to detect, avoid and report utility scams. Our employees care about our customers’ safety, and we don’t...

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Pennsylvania American Water Signs Agreement to Acquire Borough of Kane Authority’s Wastewater Systemarrow

November 14, 2019

Dateline City: KANE, Pa. KANE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the wastewater assets of the Borough of Kane Authority in McKean County for approximately $17.5 million. The Authority’s wastewater system serves nearly 2,100 customers in Kane Borough and Wetmore Township. “We have been providing reliable water service to this area for more than 100 years and are deeply rooted in these communities," said Pennsylvania American Water President Mike Doran. “The proceeds of the sale will support local infrastructure improvements and economic development activities that will be vital to supporting a high quality of living for residents.” Pennsylvania American Water and the Authority will seek approval of the acquisition fr...

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Pennsylvania American Water begins $2.3 Million Water Line Replacement Project in Scrantonarrow

November 14, 2019

Project replaces outdated water main dating back to the 1900s   SCRANTON, Pa. (November 14, 2019) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced upgrades to more than 12,000 feet of water main in Scranton to improve reliability for customers, reduce service disruptions and increase water flows for firefighting. The cost of the system improvements, which replace water main dating as far back as the 1900s, is approximately $2.3 million.   “We analyze our distribution system each year to determine areas where the work will most improve service for customers,” said Traci Cross, senior manager, operations, Pennsylvania American Water. “Projects are prioritized based on a number of factors, including the need for larger mains to handle system demands, age, firefighting protection and history of main breaks or service interruptions.”   ...

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Pennsylvania American Water Hosts Public Officials at New $50 Million Water Treatment Plantarrow

November 01, 2019

Dateline City: NEW BEAVER, Pa. NEW BEAVER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water officials, along with state and local officials, participated today in a tour of the company’s newly completed $50 million water treatment plant. Located in New Beaver Borough, the new treatment facility serves approximately 18,000 people in southern Lawrence and Butler Counties and northeastern Beaver County. “We were excited to share one of the largest investments in the company’s history with our local community partners,” said Mike Doran, president of Pennsylvania American Water. “This event was a great opportunity to share how proud we are of this new plant and congratulate our employees, who were a part of this project from the start and will operate it every day for hopefully the next 100 years.” Construction of the new water tre...

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Pennsylvania American Water Begins $600,000 Water Line Upgrade in Norristownarrow

October 31, 2019

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (October 31, 2019) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to replace a section of water transmission main in Norristown to improve water service reliability for area residents and businesses. The cost of the project is approximately $600,000 and will upgrade an aging concrete transmission main in the eastern sector of the Norristown distribution system. Crews are currently working to install new 12-inch ductile iron water transmission main along New Hope Street between East Johnson Highway and East Roberts Street. Final paving restoration is scheduled to be completed by December 2019, weather permitting. Crews will work Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction, and motorists are urged to give themselves extra time and exercise caution when traveling through the work z...

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