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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Pennsylvania American Water Completes Lead and Copper Sampling and Verifies All Systems Compliantarrow

October 30, 2019

Dateline City: MECHANICSBURG, Pa. MECHANICSBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water has completed its required lead and copper sampling for 2019 and all systems tested meet state and federal water quality regulations. The company collected tap water samples in 66 water systems between June and September, and all results show compliance with safe drinking water guidelines for lead and copper and demonstrate that the company’s corrosion control treatment is operating as intended. “Pennsylvania American Water routinely monitors and tests the drinking water leaving its treatment facilities and at different distribution points throughout its systems, as well as provides corrosion control where needed,” said E. Christopher Abruzzo, the director of water quality and environmental compliance at Pennsylvania American Water....

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Pennsylvania American Water Expands Footprint with Acquisition of Township of Exeter Wastewater System in Berks Countyarrow

October 24, 2019

Dateline City: MECHANICSBURG, Pa. Transaction secures long-term wastewater solution for Exeter Township MECHANICSBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), announced today that it has acquired the wastewater assets from the Township of Exeter in Berks County. The purchase price for the system, which serves more than 9,000 customers, is $93.5 million and marks Pennsylvania American Water’s fifth acquisition in 2019. “We welcome this opportunity to provide our new customers the same high level of quality wastewater service that our current Exeter Township water customers have come to expect from our company,” said Pennsylvania American Water President Mike Doran. “We will now commit our resources to the wastewater s...

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Pennsylvania American Water Announces $1.7 Million Water Line Replacement Projects in Several Luzerne County Communitiesarrow

October 24, 2019

Project replaces outdated water main dating back to the 1880s   SCRANTON, Pa. (October 24, 2019) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced upgrades to nearly two miles of water main in several Luzerne County communities 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 1880, is approximately $1.7 million.   “To ensure that we continue to provide reliable water service to our customers, we need to reinvest in the local water infrastructure, particularly the areas where 100-year old pipeline needs to be replaced,” said Traci Cross, senior manager, operations, Pennsylvania American Water.   Starting this week, company contractors are replacing existing four-, six-, and eight-inch cast iron water m...

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Pennsylvania American Water Plans $1.26 Million Water Line Upgrade in Lower Makefield Townshiparrow

October 23, 2019

MORRISVILLE, Pa. (October 23, 2019) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to replace a section of water main, as well as utility-owned service lines and fire hydrants, in Lower Makefield Township to improve water service reliability and fire protection for area residents. The cost of the project is approximately $1.26 million and will upgrade aging cast iron pipe.   Beginning the week of October 21, crews will begin to install nearly 2,400 feet of new eight-inch ductile iron water main as well as new copper service lines and fittings for some customers. Construction activity will occur on Makefield Road between Big Oak and Pennsbury Court, Pine Grove Road between Sutphin Road and Norway Drive, and Linden Avenue between Pine Grove Road and the cul-de-sac. Final paving restoration is scheduled to be completed in May 2020, weather permittin...

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