Pennsylvania American Water Reminds Customers That Saving Water Saves Money During Fix a Leak Weekarrow

March 19, 2018

Dateline City: HERSHEY, Pa. HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water today announced its partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote Fix a Leak Week, which runs from March 19-25. The national campaign, part of the EPA’s WaterSense program, helps to raise awareness about small leaks and what homeowners can do to avoid inadvertently wasting water around the house. “Most people might not realize that even the smallest leaks can waste thousands of gallons per year, which impacts their water bills,” said Jimmy Sheridan, vice president of operations for Pennsylvania American Water. “For the customers we serve in Pennsylvania, it translates to collectively up to 6 billion gallons of water being lost to leaks annu...

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Pennsylvania American Water Unveils $19.6 Million Plan for Water Storage Upgradesarrow

March 14, 2018

Dateline City: HERSHEY, Pa. HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water today announced its 2018 plans to rehabilitate 10 existing water storage tanks, as well as erect six new storage structures. Pennsylvania American Water’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. Total cost of the company’s water storage improvements is approximately $19.6 million. “Storage tanks are often in remote locations and not visible to customers, but they are critically important to our infrastructure to ensure 24/7 reliability, meet the communities’ water need...

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Pennsylvania American Water Targets Utility Scammers for National Consumer Protection Weekarrow

March 06, 2018

Dateline City: HERSHEY, Pa. HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In conjunction with National Consumer Protection Week, Pennsylvania American Water today reinforced its efforts to educate customers about the tricks used by scammers to steal money from customers and how to guard against falling victim to imposter utility scams. Pennsylvania American Water joined utility partners across the country this week to support National Consumer Protection Week (March 4-10) to raise public awareness. Scammers can be very convincing and often target those who are most vulnerable, including senior citizens and low-income communities. With the right information, customers can learn to detect and report these predatory scams. “Too often, we see utility worker...

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March 02, 2018

COATESVILLE, Pa. (March 2, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water and Coatesville Youth Initiative (CYI) today kicked off the “Protect Our Watersheds” Photo Contest to encourage young people to creatively illustrate the importance of protecting water resources. Using the social media site Instagram, the contest is open to Coatesville Area High School Students in grades 9-12, and can serve as a classroom project or an individual submission from the student. “We are excited to again partner with Pennsylvania American Water,” remarked CYI Executive Director Chaya Scott. “In addition to supporting our local watershed, they have been true supporters of many programs that benefit Coatesville youth, including the Brandywine Watershed Discover Day Camp and our Prescription Drop Box Initiative.” Students’ photo submissions should reflect positive...

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February 16, 2018

Pennsylvania American Water announced today that construction is completed on a new 436,000-gallon water storage tank along Liberty Street in the City of Warren. Contractors started the $900,000 project last July.  The new tank will be in service following permitting by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and provide additional storage for the company’s approximately 5,400, Warren system customers. “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 Pennsylvania American Water Ralph Warzy. “It also enables Pennsylvania American Water to maintain service to our customers, while rehabilitating the original Tanner Hill water storage tank.” Weather permitting, Pennsylvania American Water contractors will start rehabilitating th...

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February 06, 2018

HERSHEY, Pa. (February 6, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to replace aging water main along Route 322 in Campbelltown, South Londonderry Township to improve service reliability and prevent water outages. The project, with an estimated cost of nearly $920,000, will replace outdated pipe dating back to the 1940s. Starting this week, the company will install approximately 4,200 feet of new eight and 12-inch ductile iron pipe along Route 322 between Hinkle Road and west of Schoolhouse Road. Crews will work weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 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...

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Ready, Set, Color: Now Accepting Entries in Pennsylvania American Water’s “Protect Our Watersheds” Art Contestarrow

February 05, 2018

Dateline City: HERSHEY, Pa. Fourth, fifth, and sixth graders encouraged to tap creativity for their watershed HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water announced today that entries are now being accepted for its 16th Annual “Protect Our Watersheds” Art Contest. All fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students in schools served by Pennsylvania American Water are eligible, as well as individual students who live in the company’s service area. The contest encourages students to tap into their artistic talents to express the importance of protecting Pennsylvania’s water resources. Pennsylvania American Water recently sent contest information and applications to teachers in nearly 50...

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Pennsylvania American Water Kicks Off 2018 Stream of Learning Scholarship Programarrow

January 25, 2018

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 2018 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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New Year's Icy Blast Reinforces Need to Guard Against Frozen Pipes, Says Pennsylvania American Waterarrow

January 02, 2018

Dateline City: HERSHEY, Pa. HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With arctic weather locked in place across the Commonwealth, Pennsylvania American Water today urged homeowners to act now to prevent frozen and damaged household pipes. “We are experiencing extreme cold temperatures and wind chills, which means customers should take immediate steps to protect vulnerable areas of their homes to avoid frozen pipes that can burst and result in costly damage,” said Pennsylvania American Water Vice President of Operations Jimmy Sheridan. 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 Water encourages residents to take the following precautions t...

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December 20, 2017

Project provides redundant line to ensure reliable service   SCRANTON, Pa. (December 20, 2017) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced a project to install approximately 6,000 feet of new 24-inch water main and two pressure reducing valve vaults in Scranton to improve reliability for customers and reduce service disruptions. The $4.1 million project will provide an additional supply line from the Lake Scranton Water Treatment Plant to customers in parts of Scranton.   “This new waterline will provide a second reliable supply for customers in the city’s Southside and West Side areas,” said Jeremy Nelson, project manager, Pennsylvania American Water. “The existing pipe serving this area is 110 years old, and while it’s still in good condition, a redundant line will allow us to maintain that pipe without affecting service to cu...

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