April 13, 2020

New York American Water Postpones Annual Flushing of Water Mains and Hydrants in Long Island Service Areas Until Fall 2020

MERRICK, N.Y. (April 13, 2020) – New York American Water will postpone the annual flushing of its Long Island water distribution systems, scheduled to start April 20, until the fall of 2020. The company made the decision to postpone flushing given the ongoing public health emergency.

The postponement of flushing will not impact water quality and all water delivered to customers is safe to drink and meets all local, state and federal drinking water standards.

Flushing is part of the company’s system maintenance program and will be conducted in the fall of 2020, after the peak water use months of summer have passed. An updated flushing schedule will be provided to customers in advance of the fall flushing.

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New York American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water company in New York, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 350,000 people.

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to more than 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow New York American Water on Facebook and Twitter.

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