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 Invests $270,000 in Dale City Main Replacement arrow

Virginia American Water Invests $270,000 in Dale City Main Replacement
September 18, 2017

Main replacement project will enhance water reliability on Carson Drive DALE CITY, Va. (September 18, 2017) — Virginia American Water is making a $270,000 investment to enhance water service for customers in Dale City—part of the company’s Prince William District. Virginia American Water will replace 1,100 feet of aging 6-inch water main along Carson Drive (between Carlsbad and Cloverdale Roads). The existing pipe has reached the end of its useful life and will be replaced with new pipe. The project will begin the week of September 18. In addition to replacing the water main, the project also includes replacing utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. Both improvements will enhance water service reliability and water flows for household consumption and fire protection. Virginia American Water contractor, Prince William Pipeline, will complete the proj...

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American Water Charitable Foundation Awards $22,500 Grant for Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s 100th Conservation Project in Alexandriaarrow

American Water Charitable Foundation Awards $22,500 Grant for Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s 100th Conservation Project  in Alexandria
August 25, 2017

Alexandria, Va. (August 25, 2017) — The American Water Charitable Foundation (AWCF) has provided a grant of $22,500 to support the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) 100th Work Boots on the Ground project at the historic Jones Point Park in Alexandria, Va. The USA will support the National Park Service by replacing a fishing pier at the park originally constructed in 1950 that is in critical need of repair. The AWCF grant helps cover expenses to rebuild the fishing pier. Virginia American Water provides drinking water service to the City of Alexandria, and the company’s Alexandria District employees will help rebuild the pier by supplying some of the skilled union workers to complete a portion of the project. SEIU Local 32BJ covers Virginia American Water field operations employees in Alexandria. “The American Water Charitable Foundation is proud to...

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Alexandria's Moody and Benning Courts to Receive New Water Mains: $110,000 Virginia American Water Investmentarrow

Alexandria's Moody and Benning Courts to Receive New Water Mains: $110,000 Virginia American Water Investment
August 24, 2017

Alexandria, Va. (August 24, 2017) – Virginia American Water is preparing to replace 420 feet of aging 2-inch cast iron main (installed in 1956) along Moody Court and Benning Court in the City of Alexandria. The existing pipe has reached the end of its useful life and will be replaced with new ductile iron pipe. The main replacement project also includes replacing utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. These improvements will enhance water service reliability and water flows for household consumption and firefighting. “Virginia American Water is proactively working to replace the aging water infrastructure in the City of Alexandria,” said Barry Suits, Virginia American Water president. “This project in Alexandria’s west end represents a critical investment for the company in support of our commitment to provide our customers with safe, re...

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Virginia American Water Extends Water Line in South Old Town Alexandria: $350,000 Investmentarrow

Virginia American Water Extends Water Line in South Old Town Alexandria: $350,000 Investment
August 16, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (August 16, 2017) – Virginia American Water is extending a water line at S. Washington and Church Streets in the City of Alexandria. The company will install 750 feet of new 12-inch water main to improve water reliability and fire hydrant flow capacity to Bridgeyard Apartments (formerly Hunting Point on the Potomac) and Porto Vecchio Condominiums. Currently, only one existing 12-inch water main supplies water to these complexes. The water line extension will help to ensure that the apartment and condominium homes do not lose water in the event of a main break or fire “The $350,000 investment the company is making will allow us to help ensure that the thousands of people who live at Bridegeyard Apartments and Porto Vecchio Condominiums will have plenty of water if an emergency arises,” said Barry Suits, president, Virginia American Water. “Thi...

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Kristina McGee Named Engineering Manager for Virginia American Water and Maryland American Waterarrow

Kristina McGee Named Engineering Manager for Virginia American Water and Maryland American Water
May 31, 2017

Alexandria, Va. (May 31, 2017) – Kristina McGee has been named engineering manager for both Virginia American Water and Maryland American Water. Effective June 5, McGee will be responsible for the engineering projects of both states, including the impoundment construction in Bel Air, Md. and water main replacements. Most recently, McGee served as senior construction engineer for American Water’s corporate engineering department. Prior to joining corporate engineering 12 years ago, she was an active duty officer with the U.S. Navy Civil Engineering Corps. In recent years, she has managed large plant construction projects in New York, New Jersey, Tennessee and Pennsylvania. She also updated American Water’s corporate engineering standards and specifications for buried infrastructure, and facilitated numerous value engineering workshops across the enterprise to ident...

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Virginia American Water Awards $2,000 in Grants to Five Volunteer Fire Departmentsarrow

Virginia American Water Awards $2,000 in Grants to  Five Volunteer Fire Departments
May 30, 2017

(May 30, 2017) – Virginia American Water recognizes the importance of fire departments and water supply systems jointly providing for public safety. As such, Virginia American Water has awarded $2,000 in grants to volunteer fire departments in its Eastern District. The grants are part of an annual company program to financially assist rural fire departments in its service areas. Virginia American Water's Eastern District comprises 18 separate water systems serving more than 2,600 customers across five counties on or near Virginia's Northern Neck. Each department listed below has been granted $400 to advance fire protection and public safety. The Callao Volunteer Fire Department, located in Northumberland County, will use its grant to purchase traffic safety cones. The traffic cones will assist the fire department in its on-the-scene duties of vehicle accidents. ...

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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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