PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER HOLDING EMERGENCY DRILL EXERCISE WITH BROWNSVILLE AREA FIRST RESPONDERSarrow

October 17, 2017

McMurray, Pa. (October 17, 2017) – Pennsylvania American Water will be holding an emergency drill exercise with local first responders on Saturday, October 21, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon, at  the company’s Brownsville Water Treatment Plant. “Keeping our customers and employees safe during all circumstances is of utmost priority,” said Marek Jacobs, senior director of operations. “Joining with our neighbor first responders is an invaluable opportunity to build a framework in case of an emergency at our plant. We see this emergency preparation as part of our commitment to the community.” Local law enforcement, county and fire rescue personnel will provide training for possible emergency scenarios. Participants include Brownsville, North Side, South Side and Hiller Volunteer Fire Departments, the Fayette County Hazardous Materials Team, and the ...

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Pennsylvania American Water Unveils Interactive Map to Spotlight Pipeline Projectsarrow

July 10, 2017

Dateline City: HERSHEY, Pa. Map displays project details, dollars invested and streets with planned upgrades HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water customers have a new tool at their disposal to see where their water bill dollars are flowing. The company today announced the launch of an interactive web-based map of its 2017 infrastructure upgrade projects. The user-friendly map allows the public to view details about water and wastewater pipe projects across the company’s service areas. “Often, customers do not see their water bills at work because we may not be upgrading infrastructure in their neighborhood, and underground water and wastewater pipes are typically conside...

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Pennsylvania American Water Announces 2017 Environmental Grants for Local Watershed Projectsarrow

June 27, 2017

Dateline City: HERSHEY, Pa. Approximately $30,000 to support watershed projects across the commonwealth HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water announced today that eight watershed-related projects across the commonwealth will receive financial support through the company’s 2017 Environmental Grant Program. The recipients will receive a share of grant funds totaling nearly $30,000 for their community-based projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds. A panel of judges selected the grant recipients from nearly 40 applications, which were evaluated on such criteria as environmental need, innovation, community engagement and sustainability. Pennsylvania Ameri...

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Pennsylvania American Water Files Request with PUC to Replace Lead Service Linesarrow

May 22, 2017

Dateline City: HERSHEY, Pa. Company proposes long-term solution to address potential health risk from lead lines HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water today filed a request with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) seeking permission to replace customer-owned lead service lines when removing company-owned lead service lines – and to bear the full cost of replacement. Pennsylvania American Water’s proposal allots $6 million annually to replace the company’s and customers’ lead service lines. “With this filing, we are taking an important first step toward a long-term solution to eliminate lead service lines that exist within our communities’ water infrastructure...

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Pennsylvania American Water Files Rate Requestarrow

April 28, 2017

Dateline City: HERSHEY, Pa. Filing driven by approximately $1.26 billion invested to address aging water, wastewater infrastructure since last rate case in 2013 HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water today filed an application with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) requesting an increase in water rates for its customers. The primary reason for the rate request is the approximately $1.26 billion that the company will have invested in system improvements to replace and upgrade aging infrastructure since its last rate case in 2013. The company’s request would bring a typical monthly residential water bill, using 3,630 gallons per month, from $55.63 to $65.12, or an ...

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Pennsylvania American Water Launches $8.5 Million Upgrade of Water Storage Facilitiesarrow

April 20, 2017

Dateline City: HERSHEY, Pa. HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water today announced its 2017 plans to rehabilitate 10 existing water storage tanks, as well as erect four new storage structures. The company’s rehab program of inspecting, sandblasting and repainting tanks will extend their service life and protect water quality, and the new tank construction will provide increased storage capacity to meet customer demand and improve fire protection. The combined cost of the tank projects is approximately $8.5 million, including $5.9 million for rehab and repainting work. In 2016, the company rehabilitated 11 storage tanks at an approximate cost of $5 million. Pennsylvania American Water owns and maintains more than 340 water stora...

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Pennsylvania American Water Awards Grants to Montco Fire Departmentsarrow

April 03, 2017

Dateline City: NORRISTOWN, Pa. Pennsylvania American Water announced today that 10 emergency service organizations across Montgomery County received grants through the company’s annual Firefighting Support Grant Program. The company launched the program in 2009 to help local fire departments and emergency services in purchasing safety gear, lifesaving equipment, training materials and essential firefighting apparatus. “We’re proud to support the important work performed by emergency responders here in Montgomery County,” said Pennsylvania American Water Operations Superintendent James Gable. “At a time when funding and volunteers at many of our fire departments are limited, we are pleased to support and partner with public safety organizations who...

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Pennsylvania American Water Awards Grants to Local Fire Departmentsarrow

March 30, 2017

Dateline City: COATESVILLE, Pa. Pennsylvania American Water announced today that 10 emergency service organizations across Chester and Lancaster Counties received grants through the company’s annual Firefighting Support Grant Program. The company launched the program in 2009 to help local fire departments and emergency services in purchasing safety gear, lifesaving equipment, training materials and essential firefighting apparatus. “We’re proud to support the important work performed by emergency responders here in Chester and Lancaster Counties,” said Pennsylvania American Water Operations Superintendent Brian Hassinger. “At a time when funding and volunteers at many of our fire departments are limited, we are pleased to support and partner with ...

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Pennsylvania American Water Builds New Storage Tank to Meet Nazareth’s Water Needsarrow

March 30, 2017

Dateline City: NAZARETH, Pa. Pennsylvania American Water announced today that construction is completed on its new water storage tank in the Borough of Nazareth. The $865,000 project, located on West High Street, will improve water service reliability for customers in Boroughs of Nazareth, Stockertown and Tatamy, as well as Bushkill, Upper Nazareth and Palmer Townships. The company recently placed the new 304,000-gallon structure into service to provide additional storage and redundancy for the adjacent reservoir. The tank and reservoir combined comprise more than 1.1 million gallons of effective storage. Construction of the new tank began last November. Crews disinfected the structure prior to filling it with water. The company also performed wat...

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Pennsylvania American Water Awards Grants to Berks County Fire Departmentsarrow

March 23, 2017

Dateline City: WYOMISSING, Pa. Pennsylvania American Water announced today that seven emergency service organizations across Berks County received grants through the company’s annual Firefighting Support Grant Program. The company launched the program in 2009 to help local fire departments and emergency services in purchasing safety gear, lifesaving equipment, training materials and essential firefighting apparatus. “We’re proud to support the important work performed by emergency responders here in Berks County,” said Pennsylvania American Water Operations Superintendent Brian Hassinger. “At a time when funding and volunteers at many of our fire departments are limited, we are pleased to support and partner with public safety organizations who ma...

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