PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER ASKS CUSTOMERS TO HELP KEEP STORM DRAINS CLEARarrow

November 15, 2017

Falling leaves can block storm drains resulting in flooded roadways   SCRANTON, Pa. (November 15, 2017) – Pennsylvania American Water today reminded customers that falling leaves can block storm drains in their neighborhoods, resulting in excess stormwater and flooding conditions. Proper disposal of leaves and yard waste also keeps waterways clean and helps maintain water quality.   “Homeowners often rake fallen leaves to the curb for collection by their municipality,” said Mark Cross, manager of wastewater operations, Pennsylvania American Water. “Not all municipalities conduct curbside pickup of leaves. Wind or rain can wash those leaves down the gutter, blocking storm drains and causing additional issues during rain storms, including flooding streets.”   Pennsylvania American Water recommends leaves and other yard waste be...

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PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER STARTS $500,000 WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT IN CITY OF PITTSBURGHarrow

November 13, 2017

McMurray, Pa. (November 13, 2017) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of a water main relocation project in the City of Pittsburgh as part of the  City’s planned replacement of the bridge at the intersection of Carnahan and Banksville Roads. The approximately $500,000 project is necessary to relocate nearly 700 feet of existing water main along Camden Avenue. During construction, crews will close portions of Banksville and Carnahan Roads between November 13 and December 15.  The posted detour is Potomac Avenue between Greentree and Banksville Roads. Subsequently, portions of Wenzell Avenue between Tole Street and Banksville Road will be closed between December 15 and January 15. The posted detour will be Broadway Avenue to Banksville Road. The company expects to complete the main relocation by the end of January 2018,weather permitting, and...

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PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER PLANS $345,000 SEWER LINE UPGRADE IN PARKESBURGarrow

November 13, 2017

COATESVILLE, Pa. (November 13, 2017) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to replace aging sewer main in Parkesburg Borough to improve service reliability and prevent sewer blockages. The project, with an estimated cost of nearly $345,000, will replace outdated pipe dating back to the 1940s. Starting later this week, the company will install approximately 1,300 feet of new eight-inch sewer pipe along Limestone Road between 1st Avenue and 6th Avenue. Crews will work weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction hours, and motorists are urged to give themselves extra time when traveling through the area. The company expects to complete the sewer main installation and final paving restoration by spring 2018. Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYS...

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Pennsylvania American Water Steps up Customer Education on Impostor Utility Scamsarrow

November 13, 2017

Dateline City: HERSHEY, Pa. Company gears up for National Utility Scam Awareness Week on November 13-17 HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water today announced efforts to stand with its fellow water, electric and natural gas utilities and respective trade associations in support of Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS), a consortium of more than 100 U.S. and Canadian utilities. UUAS will observe the second annual Utility Scam Awareness Day, on Wednesday, November 15, as part of a weeklong advocacy and awareness campaign, November 13–17. Pennsylvania American Water joined UUAS to help expose the tactics scammers use to steal from utility customers and educate customers on how to prot...

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PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER STEPS UP EDUCATION ON UTILITY SCAMSarrow

PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER STEPS UP EDUCATION ON UTILITY SCAMS
November 13, 2017

HERSHEY, Pa. (November 13, 2017) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced efforts to stand with its fellow water, electric and natural gas utilities and respective trade associations in support of Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS), a consortium of more than 100 U.S. and Canadian utilities. UUAS will observe the second annual Utility Scam Awareness Day, on Wednesday, November 15, as part of a weeklong advocacy and awareness campaign, November 13–17. Pennsylvania American Water joined UUAS to help expose the tactics scammers use to steal from utility customers and educate customers on how to protect themselves. Many water, electric and natural gas customers throughout the country are being targeted by impostor utility scams each day. Scammers typically use phone, in-person, and online tactics to target customers. Scammers pose as water, electric or natural gas compa...

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Union Volunteers Construct Pier at Griffin Reservoir
November 02, 2017

FRANKLIN, TENN. – The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA), Pennsylvania American Water and the American Water Charitable Foundation have teamed up to increase access to the Griffin Reservoir in South Abington Township, Pa.   Since August, USA volunteers from Pennsylvania American Water, UWUA Local 537, and the Scranton Building and Construction Trades have volunteered more than 150 hours to clear trees and brush at the worksite and begin construction of the pier by installing floor joists and ledger boards for an 18’ x 25’ accessible fishing pier.   “We are proud to partner with the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance to provide this unique opportunity to our community,” said President of Pennsylvania American Water Jeffrey McIntyre. “In 2011, we opened a number of reservoirs to the public for fishing in Northeast Pennsylvania, bu...

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PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER PLANS $800,000 WATER LINE UPGRADE IN SILVER SPRING TOWNSHIParrow

November 02, 2017

HERSHEY, Pa. (November 2, 2017) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to replace aging water main along Carlisle Pike in Silver Spring Township to improve service reliability and prevent water outages. The project, with an estimated cost of nearly $800,000, will replace outdated pipe dating back to the 1960s. Starting next week, the company will install approximately 2,400 feet of new 24-inch ductile iron pipe along Carlisle Pike between Silver Spring Road and the Lawrence Chevrolet facilities. The project will replace aging pre-stressed concrete pipe, which is susceptible to sudden breaks. Crews will work overnight between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday evenings through early Friday mornings, to minimize the traffic impact and inconvenience to the community. One lane of traffic in the eastbound lanes will be closed during construction. For the pu...

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PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER COMPLETES $2.9 MILLION CLARION COUNTY WASTEWATER CONSOLIDATION PROJECT arrow

November 01, 2017

CLARION, Pa. – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the completion of a  project that connected the company’s Shippenville sewer mains to its Paint-Elk system, which will improve service reliability and eliminate previous environmental violations at the Shippenville Wastewater Treatment Plant. The $2.9 million project included the installation of more than two miles of main, a new lift station and the decommissioning of the Shippenville Wastewater Treatment Plant. “The connection of these two systems eliminates the failing Shippenville Wastewater Treatment Plant.” said Pennsylvania American Water Senior Project Manager Jed Fiscus. “This project also eliminates the need to upgrade the plant and the associated costs, while capitalizing on the existing capacity of our Paint-Elk Wastewater Treatment Plant.” Pennsylvania American Water acq...

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LEAD TESTING PILOT CONFIRMS PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER’S CITY OF PITTSBURGH SYSTEM COMPLYING WITH WATER QUALITY STANDARDSarrow

October 25, 2017

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (October 25, 2017) – Pennsylvania American Water announced today that test results from its City of Pittsburgh lead sampling pilot affirm that the company’s drinking water continues to fully comply with regulatory standards. The company launched the pilot on June 5, 2017, offering free lead testing to qualified customers in the City of Pittsburgh. The tests showed lead levels well below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s action level, including many non-detection findings. “The pilot’s results should provide our Pittsburgh customers with continued confidence and peace of mind about the water we provide them every day,” said Christopher Abruzzo, director of water quality and environmental compliance for Pennsylvania American Water. “These results mirror the findings of our 2016 Lead and Copper Rule sampling, when 100 per...

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PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER HOLDING EMERGENCY DRILL EXERCISE WITH BROWNSVILLE AREA FIRST RESPONDERSarrow

October 17, 2017

McMurray, Pa. (October 17, 2017) – Pennsylvania American Water will be holding an emergency drill exercise with local first responders on Saturday, October 21, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon, at  the company’s Brownsville Water Treatment Plant. “Keeping our customers and employees safe during all circumstances is of utmost priority,” said Marek Jacobs, senior director of operations. “Joining with our neighbor first responders is an invaluable opportunity to build a framework in case of an emergency at our plant. We see this emergency preparation as part of our commitment to the community.” Local law enforcement, county and fire rescue personnel will provide training for possible emergency scenarios. Participants include Brownsville, North Side, South Side and Hiller Volunteer Fire Departments, the Fayette County Hazardous Materials Team, and the ...

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