Pennsylvania American Water Kicks Off 2019 Stream of Learning Scholarship Programarrow

January 18, 2019

Dateline City: HERSHEY, Pa. Support for outstanding high school seniors pursuing water, wastewater careers HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water today announced that applications are being accepted for its 2019 Stream of Learning Scholarship Program to provide financial assistance to high school seniors who are planning to pursue careers in the water and wastewater industry. The program is designed to support outstanding students living in Pennsylvania American Water’s service territories who are charting a course of study in specific fields, ranging from engineering to environmental science. The company will award scholarships of $1,000 each to 10 students who are select...

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PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER ANNOUNCES WATER AND SEWER LINE RELOCATION PROJECT IN DUNMOREarrow

December 17, 2018

Project scheduled ahead of bridge replacement along Jefferson Avenue   SCRANTON, Pa. (December 17, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to  relocate  water and sewer main in  Dunmore in advance of  the scheduled Jefferson Avenue bridge project. The company will replace approximately 100 feet of 10-inch water main, and more than 300 feet of 30-inch sewer main.  The cost of the system improvement, which replaces pipe dating back to the early 1900s, is approximately $350,000.   Starting the week of December 17, Pennsylvania American Water’s contractors will be working along Jefferson Avenue between Electric and Grandview Streets.  Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. The area of the bridge will be closed during construction, and drivers are urged to find an alternate route....

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PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER ANNOUNCES SEWER LINE UPGRADE PROJECT IN SCRANTONarrow

November 27, 2018

SCRANTON, Pa. (November 27, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to replace sewer main along North Webster Avenue, Scranton. The company will install approximately 240 feet of 15-inch pipe at a cost of approximately $240,000.   Starting this week, Pennsylvania American Water crews will be working along the 1000 block of North Webster between Ash and Poplar Streets.  Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction and drivers are urged to find an alternate route.  The company expects to complete the project by the end of the year, with final restoration and paving scheduled for Spring 2019.   Wastewater service to the area will be maintained during construction.  Once the new main is installed, customer-owned service laterals will need to be conn...

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Pennsylvania American Water Urges Customers to Prepare Now for Cold Weather to Avoid Frozen Pipesarrow

November 20, 2018

Dateline City: HERSHEY, Pa. HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With forecasted below-freezing temperatures coming soon, Pennsylvania American Water today urged homeowners to act now to prevent frozen and damaged household pipes. “Although Pennsylvania winters are difficult to predict, we can be sure that cold weather is coming and we need to prepare our homes and protect areas susceptible to freezing,” said Pennsylvania American Water Vice President of Operations Jimmy Sheridan. “Preparing now can save the aggravation and cost of dealing with frozen pipes and the damage they might cause.” Property owners are responsible for maintenance of the water service line from the curb to the house, as well as any in-home piping. Pennsylvania American W...

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Pennsylvania American Water Signs Agreement to Acquire Steelton Borough Authority Water Systemarrow

November 15, 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 assets of the Steelton Borough Authority (Authority) in Dauphin County. The total value of the transaction is approximately $22.5 million for the water system, which serves nearly 2,400 metered residential, commercial and large industrial connections. Pennsylvania American Water and the Steelton Borough Authority 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 nego...

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PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER MARKS COMPLETION OF $1.3 MILLION WARREN COUNTY WATER STORAGE UPGRADE arrow

November 14, 2018

WARREN, Pa.  – Pennsylvania American Water today hosted Warren County officials and other dignitaries to mark the completion of major improvements to its local water storage infrastructure.  The approximately $1.3 million upgrade significantly increases water storage capacity for the company’s approximately 5,400 Warren system customers. “Throughout the past 15 months, Pennsylvania American Water has constructed a new water storage tank and rehabilitated an existing facility,” said Pennsylvania American Water Project Manager Ralph Wawrzyniakowski. “These investments will ensure that adequate supplies of water are available to meet customer demand and fire protection during times of need.” Pennsylvania American Water contractors started inspecting, rehabilitating and repainting the pre-existing Tanner Hill storage tank during t...

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To Combat Scammers, Pennsylvania American Water Ramps Up Public Outreach as Part of National Utility Scam Awareness Weekarrow

November 12, 2018

Dateline City: HERSHEY, Pa. HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water, a member of the award-winning Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS), is reinforcing efforts to remind customers of the tactics scammers use to steal money and how to guard against falling victim to impostor utility scams. The company’s customer education campaign is coordinated with Utility Scam Awareness Week to highlight “7 Scams in 7 Days” from November 11 – 17, 2018. UUAS, a consortium of more than 100 U.S. and Canadian electric, water, and natural gas companies (and their respective trade associations), continues to raise awareness of utility scams targeting customers. The third annual Utility Scam Awareness Day is set for Wednesday, November 14, and is supported...

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PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER WELCOMES COMMUNITY TO OPEN HOUSE AT BUTLER COUNTY TREATMENT PLANT arrow

November 01, 2018

SUMMIT TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Pennsylvania American Water announced today that the company will be hosting a community open house at the Butler Drinking Water Treatment Plant on Saturday, Nov 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. “Our team delivers approximately 6 million gallons of award-winning drinking water each day to our Butler County customers,” said Pennsylvania American Water Production Supervisor Kevin Mortimer. “This open house will provide a unique opportunity for visitors to learn more about their drinking water and meet the people who make it happen 24/7.” Located at 203 Oneida Valley Road in Summit Township, the treatment facility was constructed in 1971 and serves approximately 18,000, customers in the City of Butler, East Butler, Butler, Center, Connoquenessing, Forward, Franklin, Penn and Summit Townships. The free all-ages tour will occur primarily o...

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$4.7 MILLION UPGRADE COMING FOR CLARION COUNTY WATER, WASTEWATER SYSTEMSarrow

October 09, 2018

CLARION BOROUGH, Pa. (OCTOBER 9, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water announced today an approximately $4.7 million investment to upgrade its water and wastewater systems in Clarion County. The new construction includes upgrading the company’s two local wastewater treatment plants and the replacement of water and sewer mains. “These upgrades will improve water and wastewater service reliability for our Clarion County customers,” said Pennsylvania American Water Operations Superintendent Jake Gentile. “The pipes being replaced have reached the end of their service life, with some water mains dating back to the early 1900s. We expect the new mains we’re installing to last the next 100 years.” A new headworks facility is under construction at the company’s Paint-Elk Wastewater Treatment Plant. The existing headworks equipment is no longer...

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Pennsylvania American Water Announces Agreement to Acquire Pike County Wastewater Systemarrow

September 18, 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 the Delaware Sewer Company in Delaware Township, Pike County. The wastewater system serves approximately 40 customers, and the transaction is valued at $61,700. The proposed acquisition is the result of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) initiating an investigation to determine whether a capable utility should acquire the Delaware Sewer Company. In January 2016, the PUC launched the investigation. The ensuing due diligence process revealed that the system suffered from a lack of investment and proper maintenance, including faili...

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