$520,000 WATER LINE UPGRADE KICKS OFF IN LOWER MAKEFIELD arrow

July 09, 2018

YARDLEY, Pa. (July 9, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to replace aging water main in Lower Makefield Township to improve service reliability and prevent water outages. The project, with an estimated cost of nearly $520,000, will replace outdated pipe dating back to the 1950s. Starting this week, the company will install approximately 2,000 feet of new eight-inch ductile iron pipe along Taylorsville Road between Dolington Road and Highland Drive. Crews will work weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Traffic restrictions will in place during construction, and motorists are urged to give themselves extra time and exercise caution when traveling through the work zone. The company expects to complete the new main installation, testing and disinfection, and connecting customers’ service lines to the new main by the end of September, ...

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Pennsylvania American Water Agrees to Acquire Municipal Water, Wastewater System in Northumberland Countyarrow

July 05, 2018

Dateline City: HERSHEY, Pa. HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire the water and wastewater systems of Turbotville Borough in Northumberland County. The purchase price of approximately $1 million includes acquiring the water assets of the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Turbotville and wastewater assets from the Borough of Turbotville. The water system serves approximately 320 customers in the Borough and a portion of Lewis Township, while the wastewater system provides service to approximately 290 customers in Turbotville. "The transaction represents another key step toward providing a more regional approach to water and wast...

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Pennsylvania American Water Reduces Customer Bills, Passing on Savings from Federal Tax Reformarrow

July 02, 2018

Dateline City: HERSHEY, Pa. HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water announced today that most of its water and wastewater customers will start seeing lower monthly bills as a result of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Starting July 1, 2018, the decrease will appear on customers’ bills as the “Fed Tax Adjust Surcharge” to reflect the company’s reduced tax expense. For customers who receive both water and wastewater service from Pennsylvania American Water, their monthly bills will reflect a credit for each. On May 17, 2018, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) issued an order directing 17 electric, natural gas, and water and wastewater utilities, including Pennsylvania American Water, to implement a “negative surch...

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BERKS CO CONSERVATION DISTRICT EARNS 2018 ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTarrow

BERKS CO CONSERVATION DISTRICT EARNS 2018 ENVIRONMENTAL GRANT
June 14, 2018

WYOMISSING, Pa. (June 14, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water announced today that six watershed-related projects across the commonwealth will receive financial support through the company’s 2018 Environmental Grant Program, including a stream cleanup and tree planting project by the Berks County Conservation District. The six recipients will receive a share of grant funds totaling nearly $40,000 for their community-based projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds. A panel of judges selected the grant recipients from nearly 30 applications, which were evaluated on such criteria as environmental need, innovation, community engagement and sustainability. Pennsylvania American Water presented a $6,500 grant to the Berks County Conservation District to support tree planting and environmental educational signage along the Cacoosing and Wyomissing Streams in Spring ...

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ENVIRONMENTAL GRANT AWARDED TO JOHN JAMES AUDUBON CENTER AT MILL GROVEarrow

ENVIRONMENTAL GRANT AWARDED TO JOHN JAMES AUDUBON CENTER AT MILL GROVE
June 11, 2018

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (June 11, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water announced today that six watershed-related projects across the commonwealth will receive financial support through the company’s 2018 Environmental Grant Program including a native plants project for watershed protection developed by the National Audubon Society, John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove. Recipients will receive a share of grant funds totaling nearly $40,000 for their community-based projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds. A panel of judges selected the grant recipients from nearly 30 applications, which were evaluated on such criteria as environmental need, innovation, community engagement and sustainability. Pennsylvania American Water today presented a $9,000 grant to National Audubon Society, John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove for its project to add 1,000 native plants al...

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“STREAM OF LEARNING” SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO HERSHEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTarrow

“STREAM OF LEARNING” SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO HERSHEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT
June 07, 2018

HERSHEY, Pa. (June 7, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced 12 students across Pennsylvania have been selected to receive Stream of Learning Scholarships, including a Dauphin County high school senior. This is the ninth year that Pennsylvania American Water has offered the scholarships to support outstanding students in its service areas who are charting a course of study critical to the water and wastewater industry. Each winning student receives a $1,000 scholarship. Locally, Pennsylvania American Water awarded one of its scholarships to Ashlynn Searer of Hershey High School, who plans to attend Susquehanna University to study earth and environmental science. “We are proud to reward Ashlynn with one of our Stream of Learning Scholarships, which are meant to attract extraordinary young people to the water and wastewater field and become leaders in environ...

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$2.4 MILLION UPGRADE COMING FOR INDIANA COUNTY SYSTEMarrow

June 06, 2018

INDIANA, Pa. (June 6, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water announced today the start of an approximately $2.4 million investment to make pipeline and water system upgrades in its Indiana operation.  The company provides water service to approximately 7,400 customers in Indiana Borough and White Township. The company is building a new 750,000-gallon water storage tank along Overlook Drive in White Township. Pennsylvania American Water’s contractor, Mealy Excavating and Construction, Inc., will begin construction in mid-June. Project hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Weather permitting; the company expects to complete the new water storage tank project by December 2018. “The new storage tank will serve as a critical redundancy to meet customer demands for reliable water service and fire protection during times of need,” said Senior Pro...

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PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER ANNOUNCES NEW SUPERINTENDENT OF MILTON SERVICE AREAarrow

PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER ANNOUNCES NEW SUPERINTENDENT OF MILTON SERVICE AREA
June 05, 2018

MILTON Pa. (June 5, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water announced today that Jeremy Resseguie has been promoted to operations superintendent of the company’s Milton service area.   As the new operations superintendent for the area, Resseguie will oversee all aspects of the Milton operations including distribution, collection and water treatment. He will also have oversight of the Berwick, Frackville, Wildcat, McEwensville water and McEwensville wastewater locations.   A resident of Middleburg, Resseguie joined Pennsylvania American Water in 2005 as an operator at the company’s Milton Water Treatment Plant, later serving as production supervisor, and most recently senior supervisor, operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Shippensburg University and holds a Certified Class A Plant Operator license.   Pennsylvania...

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PENNSBURY HIGH STUDENT ACCEPTS “STREAM OF LEARNING” SCHOLARSHIParrow

PENNSBURY HIGH STUDENT ACCEPTS “STREAM OF LEARNING” SCHOLARSHIP
June 04, 2018

HERSHEY, Pa. (June 4, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced 12 students across Pennsylvania have been selected to receive Stream of Learning Scholarships, including a Bucks County high school senior. This is the ninth year that Pennsylvania American Water has offered the scholarships to support outstanding students in its service areas who are charting a course of study critical to the water and wastewater industry. Each winning student receives a $1,000 scholarship. Locally, Pennsylvania American Water awarded one of its scholarships to Kathleen Cardone of Pennsbury Senior High School, who plans to attend Pennsylvania State University to study biology. “We are proud to reward Kathleen with one of our Stream of Learning Scholarships, which are meant to attract extraordinary young people to the water and wastewater field and become leaders in environment st...

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Pennsylvania American Water Signs Agreement to Acquire Exeter Township Wastewater Systemarrow

May 30, 2018

Dateline City: HERSHEY, Pa. HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire the wastewater assets of Exeter Township in Berks County. The total value of the transaction is approximately $96 million. The Exeter Township wastewater system serves nearly 9,000 customers. Pennsylvania American Water and the township will seek approval of the acquisition from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) and other necessary approvals from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The signing of the purchase agreement is the culmination of negotiations between Pennsylvania American Water and Exeter officials. The township’s Board ...

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