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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COATESVILLE SET FOR $610,000 WATER LINE UPGRADEarrow

September 06, 2018

COATESVILLE, Pa. (September 6, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to replace aging water main in the City of Coatesville to improve service reliability and prevent water outages. The project, with a cost of approximately $610,000, will replace outdated pipe dating back to the 1940s. Starting next week, the company will install approximately 1,500 feet of new eight-inch ductile iron pipe along Blackhorse Hill Road between Coates Street and the Coatesville city limits, and along Cedar Street between Graham Avenue and Blackhorse Hill Road. Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 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 zone. The company expects to complete the new main installation, testing and disinfec...

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LOCAL WATER TREATMENT PLANT RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE IN WATER QUALITYarrow

August 27, 2018

SPRING CITY, Pa. (August 27, 2018) – The professional staff at Pennsylvania American Water’s Shady Lane Water Treatment Plant, which serves approximately 17,000 customers in Chester and Montgomery counties, today accepted the Phase III Directors Award from the Partnership for Safe Water. The program was established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, American Water Works Association and other organizations to recognize water suppliers that continuously provide water quality that surpasses regulatory standards.  Pennsylvania American Water’s facility earned the Five-Year Directors Award for achieving optimal treatment performance standards for five consecutive years. Nationally, more than 400 surface water treatment plants are involved in the Partnership for Safe Water, a voluntary effort that is desig...

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Coatesville’s Palmer Park to Undergo Makeover Thanks to American Water Charitable Foundation Grantarrow

Coatesville’s Palmer Park to Undergo Makeover Thanks to American Water Charitable Foundation Grant
August 16, 2018

COATESVILLE, Pa., August 16, 2018 – Officials broke ground today on construction of a unique nature and water play area in Coatesville’s Palmer Park.   Palmer Park is a one-acre neighborhood park on the east end of Coatesville. Its new play space, which was designed with input from the community, will replace a long-closed swimming pool with an innovative approach to promoting natural play and environmental stewardship.   The water and play area is made possible through the Greening Coatesville initiative; a partnership of the City of Coatesville, Brandywine Health Foundation, and Natural Lands. Major financial support has been provided through a $150,000 Building Better Communities Grant from the American Water Charitable Foundation and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).   “The reawakening and renewal of our city parks translate i...

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HERSHEY’S VISTA SCHOOL UNVEILS WATER FILLING STATION DONATED BY PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER arrow

HERSHEY’S VISTA SCHOOL UNVEILS WATER FILLING STATION DONATED BY PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER
August 07, 2018

HERSHEY, Pa. (August 7, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water officials joined staff and students today at The Vista School to introduce a new device to keep everyone hydrated with cool refreshing water while helping reduce plastic bottled water waste. The water bottle filling station donated by the company is located in the school’s gym. “We’re so grateful to Pennsylvania American Water for this generous donation,” said Candis L. Chubb, executive director of educational programs, The Vista School. “We encourage our staff and students to have access to and drink water as much as possible. This water station will provide better access to water, decrease environmental waste, and improve health and wellness.”    Pennsylvania American Water provided the Elkay water fountain bottle filler to The Vista School to promote healthy ...

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY DA, PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER UNVEIL MOBILE DRUG TAKE BACK VEHICLEarrow

MONTGOMERY COUNTY DA, PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER UNVEIL MOBILE DRUG TAKE BACK VEHICLE
August 03, 2018

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (August 3, 2018) — Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele announced a new avenue for fighting the heroin-opioid epidemic—“The Pill Take Back Mobile Mini,” a mobile Drug Take Back car that contains a MedReturn Box able to accept unwanted and expired medicines wherever people gather.   “This Mini Cooper is an extension of the Drug Take Back Days we do twice a year. Instead of waiting for that day in April and October to drop off medicines and pills, the Pill Car will be showing up at events across the county in an attempt to make it as easy as possible for Montgomery County residents to get unwanted and expired medicine out of their medicine cabinets and make their homes safer,” said Steele.   The Pill Take Back Mobile Mini was made possible through donations. The Mini Cooper car was donated by ARS Affo...

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$840,000 WATER LINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT BEGINS IN FORTY FORTarrow

July 30, 2018

Project replaces outdated water main dating back to the 1920s   SCRANTON, Pa. (July 30, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced upgrades to nearly 6,000 feet of water main in Forty Fort 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 1920, is approximately $840,000.   Starting this week, Pennsylvania American Water’s contractors are replacing existing four-, six-, and eight-inch cast iron water mains with new eight-inch ductile iron pipe along Virginia Terrace, Pettebone Street, and Elizabeth Street.  Work will begin in mid-August on Yates and Culvert streets.     Crews will work weekdays between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction.&nbs...

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PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER ANNOUNCES $11 MILLION WASHINGTON COUNTY SYSTEM UPGRADEarrow

July 23, 2018

MCMURRAY, Pa. (JULY 23, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water announced today an approximately $11 million investment to make pipeline and water system upgrades in Washington County. The new construction includes upgrading the county’s water storage capacity and replacing almost four miles of main. “These upgrades will improve water service reliability and fire protection for our Washington County customers,” said Pennsylvania American Water Senior Director of Operations Sean Graves. “The pipes being replaced have reached the end of their service life, with some dating back to the early 1900s. The new main we’re installing is expected to last the next 100 years.” A new 750,000-gallon water storage tank is under construction along South Hewitt Avenue in Canton Township. Work on the tank began in April. Weather permitting, the approximately $3 ...

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$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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