West Virginia American Water Encourages Public Participation in Source Water Protection Plan Updatesarrow

West Virginia American Water Encourages Public Participation in Source Water Protection Plan Updates
April 15, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (April 15, 2019) – West Virginia American Water announced today that public versions of draft updated Source Water Protection Plans (SWPPs) for each of its eight water systems are available online for public review. The company encourages feedback on these draft plans through online submissions, webinars and a series of meetings that company representatives are holding across West Virginia American Water’s service areas in April and May.   “Source water protection is an important part of our overall mission to provide clean, reliable, water service to our customers,” said Erica Pauken, source water protection lead for West Virginia American Water. “We are updating plans for each of our water systems with new information that we have obtained since 2016 and providing progress updates on our ongoing source water protection activiti...

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American Water Names Robert Burton President of West Virginia American Waterarrow

April 08, 2019

Dateline City: CHARLESTON, W.Va. CHARLESTON, W.Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Water has named Robert Burton president of West Virginia American Water effective today. Burton is replacing Brian Bruce, who has left American Water. Burton has 22 years of utility management experience and most recently served as the senior director of operations for Pennsylvania American Water. In that role, Burton led operations that provide reliable water and wastewater service to more than 865,000 people in the company’s central, northeast, southeast divisions, overseeing more than 50 water systems, 10 wastewater systems, 500 employees and 200 municipalities. In his new role, Burton will work to strengthen customer, regulatory and local government relationships in West Vi...

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West Virginia American Water Accepting Applications for 2019 Environmental Grant Programarrow

West Virginia American Water Accepting Applications for  2019 Environmental Grant Program
February 25, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (February 25, 2019) – West Virginia American Water announced today that applications are now being accepted for the company’s 2019 Environmental Grant Program awards. The grant awards will be available to organizations in West Virginia American Water service areas across the state.   Established in 2005, the West Virginia American Water Environmental Grant Program offers funds for innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies through partnerships.   “West Virginia American Water works diligently to educate our community, customers and students on environmental stewardship and source water protection,” said Brian Bruce, president of West Virginia American Water. “This grant program allows us to give back to the many outstanding o...

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West Virginia American Water Kicks off 2019 Water Main Replacement Projects with Statewide Planning Meetingarrow

February 25, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Jan. 16, 2019) – West Virginia American Water hosted its fourth annual construction season kick-off meeting this week to review the company’s planned 2019 water system improvement projects funded through the company’s Distribution System Improvement Charge (DSIC). The meeting brought together more than 150 representatives from West Virginia American Water, pipeline, excavating and paving contractors, and officials from the West Virginia Division of Highways and City of Charleston.   In 2018, West Virginia American Water spent $23.2 million to replace 146,000 feet (more than 27 miles) of aging water mains through DSIC and another $27.4 million to replace aging fire hydrants, water service lines and water meters. The company also invested $12.5 million to upgrade water treatment processes, equipment, security and technology to comply with the...

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West Virginia American Water Seeks Entries for 4th Annual “Protect Our Watersheds” Art Contest arrow

West Virginia American Water Seeks Entries for  4th Annual “Protect Our Watersheds” Art Contest
February 25, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Feb. 7, 2019) – West Virginia American Water announced today that entries are being accepted for its fourth 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 nearly 130 schools in its service territory, encouraging teachers to promote the contest as a fun and imaginative way to draw students’ attention to protecting and preserving West Virginia’s watersheds. Winners will be selected based on creative vision, artistic talent, understanding of watersh...

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West Virginia American Water Receives Rate Order from Public Service Commissionarrow

February 13, 2019

Dateline City: CHARLESTON, W.Va. New rates effective February reflect $200 million in water system investments CHARLESTON, W.Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In an order entered late Friday afternoon, the Public Service Commission of West Virginia approved an agreement reached by the company, PSC staff and the Consumer Advocate Division to establish new water and wastewater rates for West Virginia American Water. West Virginia American Water’s rate request was driven by the company’s ongoing infrastructure investments, which are necessary to maintain and improve water quality, service reliability, and fire protection. The company has invested $200 million in improvements to upgrade water mains, treatment plants, tanks,...

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West Virginia American Water Concludes 2018 Construction Projects with $67 Million Invested and 27 Miles of Aging Water Mains Replacedarrow

December 27, 2018

Dateline City: CHARLESTON, W.Va. CHARLESTON, W.Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--West Virginia American Water announced today the completion of its 2018 construction season, totalling $67 million in water and wastewater system improvements. The company spent $23.2 million of its 2018 capital investments replacing 146,000 feet (more than 27 miles) of aging water mains through its Distribution System Improvement Charge (DSIC) and another $27.4 to replace aging fire hydrants, water service lines and water meters. The company also invested $12.5 million to upgrade water treatment processes, equipment, security and technology to comply with the latest drinking water standards and enhance system reliability and resilience. “We invest in our infrastructure to keep life flo...

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West Virginia American Water and UWUA to hold Veterans Donation Drive Friday in Cabell Countyarrow

West Virginia American Water and UWUA to hold Veterans Donation Drive Friday in Cabell County
November 06, 2018

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Nov. 5, 2018) – West Virginia American Water’s Huntington District and the Utility Workers United Association have joined forces to host a donation drive Friday, Nov. 9, in honor of Veterans Day to benefit the Homeless Veterans Resource Center. This employee-led initiative sponsored by West Virginia American Water seeks to fulfill a critical need related to homeless veterans in the local community.  “Utility Workers United Association recognizes the crucial need for support that many of our veterans are facing each day, and we are proud to play a small part in alleviating some of their hardship with this fourth annual donation drive,” said Greg Lanham, West Virginia American Water employee and Utility Workers United Association Huntington District member. “Over the last three years, through the generosity of our community and our e...

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West Virginia American Water Urges Customers to Guard Against Utility Worker Impostersarrow

West Virginia American Water Urges Customers to Guard Against Utility Worker Imposters
November 05, 2018

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Nov. 5, 2017) – West Virginia American Water today repeated warnings for customers to guard themselves against utility imposters in light of a reported incident of theft by a man posing as a water company worker in Barboursville. West Virginia American Water employees should not need access to any indoor facilities to read meters, turn service on or off or perform maintenance work and typically are not authorized by the company to enter customer’s homes. Company employees also will never request nor accept cash during service calls to homes or business. Pretending to be a trusted utility worker is a trick some criminals use to gain access to homes. West Virginia American Water recommends taking the following precautions when approached by someone who says they are a utility worker: Always ask for a company-issued photo ID. West Virginia American Water...

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Agreement Reached in West Virginia American Water Rate Case and Distribution System Improvement Charge Casearrow

October 29, 2018

Dateline City: CHARLESTON, W.Va. CHARLESTON, W.Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--West Virginia American Water announced today that it has reached an agreement with Public Service Commission (PSC) staff and the Consumer Advocate Division (CAD) in the company’s pending rate request and Distribution System Improvement Charge (DSIC) rate request. The joint stipulation filed late Friday afternoon still requires the review and approval of the Public Service Commission. West Virginia American Water’s rate request, filed in April, was driven by the company’s ongoing infrastructure investments that are necessary to maintain and improve water quality, service reliability, and fire protection. The company will have invested $200 million in improvements to upgrade water mains, ...

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