Long Island American Water to upgrade water distribution system

Long Island American Water announced a significant water main replacement and installation project in the Villages of Lawrence and Woodsburgh. The project strives to increase water pressure for residents and flows for firefighting while improving service reliability. The combined cost of the company's capital improvements is approximately $3 million. Long Island American Water will replace, install and connect more than 2.3 miles of pipeline...

LYNBROOK, NY, July 18, 2008 -- Long Island American Water announced a significant water main replacement and installation project in the Villages of Lawrence and Woodsburgh. The project strives to increase water pressure for residents and flows for firefighting while improving service reliability. The combined cost of the company's capital improvements is approximately $3 million.

"The region's water infrastructure is critical and this capital investment will help provide long-term water service reliability and fire protection for our customers in Lawrence and Woodsburgh," said William Varley, president of Long Island American Water. "We are confident we'll be able to complete these significant infrastructure improvements in a timely, efficient manner."

Beginning the week of July 21, contractor crews working with Long Island American Water will replace, install and connect more than 2.3 miles of pipeline. Work will start at the intersection of Meadow Drive and Broadway in Woodsburgh and end near Tanglewood Drive and Willow Way in Lawrence.

The crews are scheduled to work Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and the project is expected to be completed in the late fall.

The company will contact the affected customers prior to construction to provide information related to temporary service interruptions. For more information, contact Long Island American Water's Project Manager at 516-596-4849 or visit www.liawater.com for project updates and a list of the streets where crews will be working.

Long Island American Water is the largest water supplier in Nassau County, providing high-quality and reliable water services to more than 209,000 people. Long Island American Water is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water.

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