West Virginia American Water and UWUA Local 537 to hold Veterans Donation Drive Nov. 8 in Huntingtonarrow

West Virginia American Water and UWUA Local 537 to hold Veterans Donation Drive Nov. 8 in Huntington
November 06, 2017

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Nov. 6, 2017) – West Virginia American Water’s Huntington District and the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Local 537 have again joined forces to host a donation drive Wednesday in honor of Veterans Day to benefit the Homeless Veterans Resource Center on 9th Street in downtown Huntington. This employee-led initiative seeks to fulfill a critical need related to homeless veterans in the local community.   “UWUA Local 537 has always supported our veterans, and we are proud to continue doing so with this third annual donation drive,” said Greg Lanham, West Virginia American Water employee and UWUA Local 537 Huntington District President. “Over the last two years, through the generosity of our community and our employees, we have provided several thousand dollars in cash and in-kind donations of food, clothing and hygiene items t...

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Update on Water Quality Monitoring in Huntington Following Parkersburg Firearrow

October 28, 2017

Huntington, W.Va. (Oct. 28, 2017) – West Virginia American Water continues to closely monitor water quality of the Ohio River at its Huntington water treatment plant for potential impacts from the multi-day firefighting efforts in Parkersburg. West Virginia American Water has detected no impact to water quality and has added contingency staff to perform additional testing over the weekend. West Virginia American Water continuously monitors water quality through online source water monitoring panels at its Huntington water treatment plant and runs additional advanced analytical testing as part of ORSANCO’s Organics Detection System (ODS). In addition, representatives from WVAW, ORSANCO and various state agencies developed a water sampling and testing plan for the Ohio River, including a longitudinal study at 20-mile increments between the Little Kanawha River and the Robert...

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WVAW Issues Statement on Water Quality Monitoring in Huntington Related to Parkersburg Firearrow

October 24, 2017

Huntington, W.Va. (Oct. 24, 2017) – West Virginia American Water is closely monitoring water quality of the Ohio River at its Huntington water treatment plant for potential impacts from the Parkersburg fire. West Virginia American Water continuously monitors water quality through online source water monitoring panels at its Huntington water treatment plant and runs additional testing as part of ORSANCO’s Organics Detection System (ODS).  The fire is located approximately 124 miles upstream of the Huntington plant intake, which at current river velocity is more than a week’s travel time; however, West Virginia American Water and ORSANCO representatives continue to closely monitor river gauges for changes.  Water quality personnel have been in contact with officials from ORSANCO and WVDEP and have received information on the firefighting foam being used as...

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West Virginia American Water Issues Alert on Water Theft, Equipment Tampering and Worker Harassmentarrow

September 14, 2017

Huntington, W.Va. (Sept. 14, 2017) –West Virginia American Water today issued a strong reminder that unauthorized use of utility services, tampering with utility equipment, and assaulting utility workers performing their public service duties are serious crimes punishable by substantial fines and/or imprisonment.   On a recent service call in Huntington, a West Virginia American Water employee experienced threats and intimidation by residents when the employee attempted to shut water off to a home with an illegal water service connection. The property’s water meter showed repeated instances of water theft, and a lock previously placed on the meter had been cut off. Fortunately, the employee reacted quickly by escaping pursuit and locking herself in her vehicle and then reported the threatening behavior to local law enforcement.   “The safety of our emplo...

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West Virginia American Water Completes Acquisition of Queen Shoals PSD Water Systemarrow

August 29, 2017

Dateline City: CHARLESTON, W.Va. CHARLESTON, W.Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--West Virginia American Water announced today that it has completed its acquisition of the Queen Shoals Public Service District (QSPSD) water system. The transaction was recently approved by the Public Service Commission of West Virginia and followed several years of discussions with the distressed public service district, which was severely impacted by flooding in June 2016. Queen Shoals PSD previously purchased water through an interconnection with West Virginia American Water but owned its water distribution system and was responsible for operations, maintenance, billing and rates. The system serves 215 customers in and around the communities of Bomont, Glen, Odessa, Queen Shoals and ...

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West Virginia American Water Files 2018 Infrastructure Replacement Plan and Distribution System Improvement Chargearrow

June 15, 2017

Dateline City: CHARLESTON, W.Va. CHARLESTON, W.Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--West Virginia American Water filed an application today with the Public Service Commission (PSC) of West Virginia seeking approval of its 2018 infrastructure replacement program and associated Distribution System Improvement Charge (DSIC). The detailed plan includes $29.9 million in system-wide upgrades that West Virginia American Water will make in 2018, including $23.5 million to replace or upgrade more than 39 miles of water mains, $4 million to replace service lines and fire hydrants and $2.4 million to replace and upsize two water storage tanks. “With this annual infrastructure replacement program in place, we have been able to expand our capital program and reduce our main replacement ...

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West Virginia American Water and Appalachian Power Present $20,000 Check to Ronald McDonald House of Southern West Virginiaarrow

March 20, 2017

Dateline City: CHARLESTON, W.Va. Joint gift funds construction of outdoor patio space at new facility West Virginia American Water and Appalachian Power presented a check today for $20,000 to the new Ronald McDonald House of Southern West Virginia in Charleston. The joint gift from the two utilities funded the construction of the outdoor patio space that overlooks the Elk River. “The Ronald McDonald House of Southern West Virginia provides a vital service to families in West Virginia, many of whom are our customers, neighbors and friends,” said Chris Beam, president of Appalachian Power. “We are honored to be part of this newly constructed facility that allows families to be within walking...

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West Virginia American Water Seeks Entries to 2nd Annual “Protect Our Watersheds” Art Contestarrow

February 17, 2017

Dateline City: CHARLESTON, W.Va. Fourth, fifth and sixth graders encouraged to create art for the environment West Virginia American Water announced today that entries are being accepted for its second annual “Protect Our Watersheds” Art Contest. Students grades 4-6 in schools served by West Virginia 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 West Virginia’s water resources. West Virginia American Water recently sent contest information and applications to teachers in 128 schools in its service territory, encouragi...

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West Virginia American Water names Brian Bruce as its new presidentarrow

February 16, 2017

Dateline City: CHARLESTON, W.Va. Jeffrey McIntyre to lead American Water’s Mid-Atlantic Division CHARLESTON, W.Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--West Virginia American Water has named Brian Bruce its new president, effective March 1, 2017. Bruce replaces Jeffrey McIntyre, who has been named senior vice president of American Water’s Mid-Atlantic Division, encompassing Pennsylvania and West Virginia. McIntyre will also become president of Pennsylvania American Water. “We can’t thank Jeff enough for his leadership in West Virginia and we are so pleased to have Brian join the Mid-Atlantic team,” said American Water’s chief operating officer, Walter Lynch. “Brian has more than 25 years of experience in the water...

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West Virginia American Water names Brian Bruce as its new presidentarrow

February 16, 2017

Dateline City: CHARLESTON, W.Va. Jeffrey McIntyre to lead American Water’s Mid-Atlantic Division West Virginia American Water has named Brian Bruce its new president, effective March 1, 2017. Bruce replaces Jeffrey McIntyre, who has been named senior vice president of American Water’s Mid-Atlantic Division, encompassing Pennsylvania and West Virginia. McIntyre will also become president of Pennsylvania American Water. “We can’t thank Jeff enough for his leadership in West Virginia and we are so pleased to have Brian join the Mid-Atlantic team,” said American Water’s chief operating officer, Walter Lynch. “Brian has more than 25 years of experience in the water industry and is highly commit...

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