BERKS COUNTY STUDENT EARNS “STREAM OF LEARNING” SCHOLARSHIP arrow

BERKS COUNTY STUDENT EARNS “STREAM OF LEARNING” SCHOLARSHIP
May 22, 2018

HERSHEY, Pa. (May 22, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced 12 students across Pennsylvania have been selected to receive Stream of Learning Scholarships, including a Berks County high school senior. This is the ninth year that Pennsylvania American Water has offered the scholarships to support outstanding students in its service areas who are charting a course of study critical to the water and wastewater industry. Each winning student receives a $1,000 scholarship. Locally, Pennsylvania American Water awarded one of its scholarships to Elizabeth Good of Exeter Township Senior High School, who plans to attend Lafayette College to study biology. “We are proud to reward Elizabeth with one of our Stream of Learning Scholarships, which are meant to attract extraordinary young people to the water and wastewater field and become leaders in environment stewardsh...

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SPRING-FORD STUDENTS EARN TOP HONORS IN “PROTECT OUR WATERSHEDS” ART CONTEST BY PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATERarrow

SPRING-FORD STUDENTS EARN TOP HONORS IN “PROTECT OUR WATERSHEDS” ART CONTEST BY PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER
May 16, 2018

HERSHEY, Pa. (May 16, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the winners of its 16th  Annual “Protect Our Watersheds” Art Contest, with two students from Spring-Ford School District earning top spots. The company received more than 800 entries from fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders across the commonwealth. The first place winner for eastern Pennsylvania is sixth grader Amanda Zygmunt of Spring-Ford Intermediate School, with Spring-Ford sixth grader Sarah Groff earning third place. Second place for eastern Pennsylvania went to Yingqi Zeng from Abington Heights Middle School, Lackawanna County. "We are very impressed with the creativity shown by the Spring-Ford students’ and how well they expressed the importance of protecting our water resources," said Pennsylvania American Water President Jeffrey L. McIntyre. Sixth grader Benja...

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Pennsylvania American Water Unveils Interactive Map to Spotlight Pipeline Projectsarrow

May 14, 2018

Dateline City: HERSHEY, Pa. Interactive map details where 2018 pipeline upgrades are occurring and more HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water today unveiled the updated 2018 version of its web-based infrastructure map to show customers where the dollars from their monthly bills are flowing. To coincide with National Infrastructure Week that runs May 14-21, the company launched the interactive map displaying planned water and wastewater pipe improvements along with project details. “Our team created this innovative tool for customers to see their water bills at work, and they will notice we have another active year of infrastructure upgrades underway across the state,” sai...

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PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER BEGINS WATER LINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT IN DUNMOREarrow

May 09, 2018

Project replaces outdated water main dating back to the 1890s   SCRANTON, Pa. (May 9, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced upgrades to more than 4,000 feet of water main in Dunmore 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 1890, is approximately $760,000.   Starting on Friday, 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 Butler, Smith, and Cherry Streets.      Crews will work weekdays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction.  The company expects to complete the water main installation, including transfer of...

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Top Prizes Awarded to Students in Pennsylvania American Water’s “Protect Our Watersheds” Art Contestarrow

Top Prizes Awarded to Students in Pennsylvania American Water’s “Protect Our Watersheds” Art Contest
May 07, 2018

Dateline City: HERSHEY, Pa. HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water today announced the winners of its 16th Annual “Protect Our Watersheds” Art Contest, with a sixth-grade student from Pittsburgh scoring top honors. The company received more than 800 entries from fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders across the commonwealth. Pennsylvania American Water announced the contest winners as part of National Drinking Water Week, which runs May 6-12. Sixth grader Benjamin Bischoff of the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School earned the grand prize for his artwork with the message: “Protect Our Watersheds, Protect the Water We Share!” His artwork will be featured on “bloomer cards” and distributed across the state by Pennsylvania Americ...

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Pennsylvania American Water Announces Agreement to Acquire Sadsbury Township’s Wastewater Systemarrow

May 02, 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 Sadsbury Township in Chester County. The total value of the transaction is approximately $9.25 million. The Sadsbury wastewater system serves approximately 1,000 customers. "Our company and our employees have been the long-time water service provider for this community, and we are excited for the opportunity to be the future provider of wastewater service to our Sadsbury customers," said Pennsylvania American Water President Jeffrey McIntyre. Pennsylvania American Water and the township will seek approval of the acquisition from the ...

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OPEN HOUSE, TOURS PLANNED FOR MCKEESPORT WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT arrow

May 01, 2018

MCKEESPORT, Pa. (May 1, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water today extended an invitation to  customers to tour its McKeesport Wastewater Treatment Plant on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. Visitors will learn what happens to the dirty water from your toilet, shower, and laundry after it is flushed or goes down the drain. They also will have the opportunity to talk with the company’s local management team and wastewater treatment professionals.  “Our McKeesport team treats approximately 13 million gallons of wastewater each day,” said Pennsylvania American Water Operations Superintendent Chuck Schultz. “This open house will provide our customers with a unique opportunity to learn more about wastewater treatment and meet the professionals who make it happen 24/7.” The free tours are for all ages and will be conducted primarily outdo...

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PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER CELEBRATES 200 YEARS OF SERVING BERWICK AREA CUSTOMERSarrow

PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER CELEBRATES  200 YEARS OF SERVING BERWICK AREA CUSTOMERS
April 12, 2018

Berwick Water Company chartered in 1818   BERWICK, Pa. (April 12, 2018) – Pennsylvania American Water today celebrated the 200th Anniversary of the company’s Berwick Operations by hosting a special gathering of local and state officials.  The Berwick Water Company was chartered in 1818, and is American Water’s oldest predecessor company.    “Although American Water itself was founded in 1886, many of the original water companies that joined to form our state subsidiaries have older origins,” said Jeffrey McIntyre, president, Pennsylvania American Water. “The Berwick Water Company may have changed names over the years, but the commitment to the customers in this area is just as strong as it was 200 years ago.”     The Berwick Water Company was created by 60 local residents to provide water to th...

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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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