Virginia American Water and AlexRenew to Help Local Commuters ‘Imagine a Day Without Water’ at Morning Pop-Up Event Oct. 12, 7-9 a.m.arrow

 Virginia American Water and AlexRenew to Help Local Commuters  ‘Imagine a Day Without Water’ at Morning Pop-Up Event Oct. 12, 7-9 a.m.
October 10, 2017

Free event is part of the national awareness day to promote the value of water ALEXANDRIA, Va. (October 10, 2017) — If there was no water, how would that impact your morning routine? No shower, no toilet and no coffee! AlexRenew and Virginia American Water want to help remind Alexandria residents and area commuters just how important water is with an “Imagine a Day Without Water” pop-up event on Thursday, October 12. The value of water event will take place at the Carlyle entrance to the King Street Metro Station Tunnel from 7-9 a.m. Morning commuters are invited to stop by to enjoy free coffee provided by Sugar Shack Donuts and learn about the impact clean, reliable water has on their daily lives. AlexRenew will illustrate the 100 gallons the average person uses each day by displaying two full-size rain barrels at the event, and Virginia American Water will provi...

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Hopewell City Park Nature-Based Play Area Grand Opening: Saturday, October 7 at 10 a.m.arrow

October 04, 2017

Park improvements made possible by $150,000 American Water Charitable Foundation grant Hopewell, Va. (October 4, 2017) – The City of Hopewell will celebrate the grand opening of a new nature-inspired play space at City Park on Saturday, October 7. The public is invited to participate in this special occasion at City Park, 205 Appomattox Street, Hopewell. A brief ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. with Hopewell city officials and representatives from American Water and the National Recreation and Park Association highlighting the importance of the project. Information and free giveaways will be provided throughout the day.  The City Park Improvement Project was made possible by a $150,000 Building Better Communities grant from the American Water Charitable Foundation, and administered by the National Recreation and Park Association. The City of Hopewell used the grant to...

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Hopewell City Park Nature-Based Play Area Grand Opening: Saturday, October 7 at 10 a.m.arrow

October 04, 2017

Park improvements made possible by $150,000 American Water Charitable Foundation grant Hopewell, Va. (October 4, 2017) – The City of Hopewell will celebrate the grand opening of a new nature-inspired play space at City Park on Saturday, October 7. The public is invited to participate in this special occasion at City Park, 205 Appomattox Street, Hopewell. A brief ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. with Hopewell city officials and representatives from American Water and the National Recreation and Park Association highlighting the importance of the project. Information and free giveaways will be provided throughout the day.  The City Park Improvement Project was made possible by a $150,000 Building Better Communities grant from the American Water Charitable Foundation, and administered by the National Recreation and Park Association. The City of Hopewell used the grant to...

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Virginia American Water Receives New Rate Orderarrow

May 25, 2017

Dateline City: ALEXANDRIA, Va. Infrastructure improvements drive new rates; Water service costs remain about a penny per gallon ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following a 19-month review, the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) has issued an order that approves new rates for Virginia American Water. The new rates are for the company’s 60,000 drinking water and 20,000 wastewater customers in the City of Alexandria, the City of Hopewell, a portion of Prince George County in the Hopewell District, a portion of Prince William County and the Eastern District service area in and around Virginia’s Northern Neck. Across Virginia American Water’s service districts, the cost of a gallon of water will remain...

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Virginia American Water Announces New Rates in Effect Under Bond, Pending SCC Approvalarrow

April 12, 2016

Dateline City: ALEXANDRIA, Va. Water service cost remains at about a penny per gallon; Operations expenses decreased by about 2 percent since last rate case ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Virginia American Water announced today new rates went into effect April 1, under bond, for all of its customers. A general rate case application was filed with the State Corporation Commission (SCC) in October of 2015. After a thorough review of the filing, the SCC will issue a Final Order determining the company’s rates. Refunds will be issued if the Order is lower than the request. In the filing, Virginia American Water requested an increase in total revenues of approximately $8.69 million, seeking recovery o...

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Virginia American Water Provides Winter Tips To Prevent Frozen Pipesarrow

December 17, 2015

Dateline City: ALEXANDRIA, Va. ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Every winter, thousands of homeowners in the Metro-DC area lose water service due to frozen pipes or frozen meters. As the saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Virginia American Water therefore offers area homeowners the following tips to make sure their homes are prepared for winter weather, as well as to ensure access to fire hydrants for public safety. “It may be warm now, but the frigid air will arrive soon so we want to remind customers that sub-freezing temperatures can cause pipes in vulnerable areas to freeze and burst, resulting in costly damage,” Virginia American Water President Barry Suits said. “Many property owners may not realize they are responsibl...

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Virginia American Water President William R. Walsh To Retirearrow

November 03, 2015

Dateline City: ALEXANDRIA, Va. New President Barry Suits to take helm November 9 ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Virginia American Water announced today long-time President William R. Walsh will retire from the company January 1, 2016. Barry Suits will replace Walsh and will begin his role on November 9, 2015. Walsh began his career with American Water in 1984, working in the engineering department and eventually serving as operations manager for Virginia American Water. In 2002 he was promoted to vice president, and in 2004 he began managing the operations for both Virginia American and Maryland American Water. In 2008 he was once again promoted, this time to president of both. Highlights of his ...

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Virginia American Water Files Rate Request With Virginia State Corporation Commissionarrow

October 30, 2015

Dateline City: ALEXANDRIA, Va. Proposed increase maintains water service cost at about a penny per gallon ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Virginia American Water today filed a general rate case application with the State Corporation Commission (SCC) requesting an increase in total revenues of approximately $8.69 million. The rate application seeks recovery of additional system investments of approximately $53 million since approval of the company’s last rate case filed in 2012. “This case is fundamentally about investments in infrastructure,” says Virginia American Water President William Walsh. “Our efforts to slow and mitigate cost increases have been very successful, due to prudent inves...

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As Summer Sizzles, Virginia American Water Offers 7 Ways to Savor Your Tap Waterarrow

August 10, 2015

Dateline City: ALEXANDRIA, Va. In addition to being one of the hottest months of the year, August is also Water Quality Month, which is a good time to recognize and celebrate the high quality water that comes from your tap. Here are some refreshing ways to savor your tap water, which meets more stringent standards than bottled water, and is more than a thousand times cheaper. These seven “hydration creations” are brought to you by Virginia’s largest privately owned water company, Virginia American Water. Fill a large jug with water, add your favorite sliced fruit and ice, and refrigerate overnight for a water that’s got punch. For a juicier island snack, let pineapple chunks soak in water for at least two hours, then sa...

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10 Things to Know About Your Drinking Waterarrow

May 26, 2015

Dateline City: ALEXANDRIA, Va. Virginia American Water Releases Annual Report: All Federal and State Standards Met for 16 th Consecutive Year Virginia American Water joins thousands of water utilities across the country this month in the release of its annual water quality report available on line at www.amwater.com/vaaw/customer-service/water-quality-reports.html. In honor of the occasion, Virginia American Water offers this list of the top 10 things everyone should know about their drinking water. 10. Also known as the Consumer Confidence Report, the annual water quality report is mandated by the Safe Drinking Water Act and shows how a system’s water quality compares against standards s...

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