New York American Water Replacing Aging Water Main in Lawrence

Lawrence, NY (April 16, 2020) – New York American Water is investing $1,250,000 to install new water main along several streets in Lawrence. The project, scheduled to begin Monday, April 20, weather permitting, will replace 5,500 feet of aging water main with new 6- and 8-inch ductile iron main. The project will also replace 90 utility-owned service lines.

“The safe, reliable provision of water service is essential, especially now as we are dealing with a public health emergency. That is why it is imperative that we continue to repair and renew aging pipes in the ground,” said New York American Water Director of Engineering John Kilpatrick. “Water main replacement plays a significant role in improving water quality.”

This main replacement project will take place along Briarwood Lane from Broadway to Chauncey Lane; Jorgen Street from Briarwood Lane to Auerbach Lane; Ventana Court from Briarwood Lane to the dead end; Chestney Road from Briarwood Lane to the dead end; and Auerbach Lane from Broadway to Chauncey Lane. Work is expected to take approximately eight weeks to complete. Final street restoration will be completed as part of a Village of Lawrence road construction project.

Work will take place between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Residents should note that sections of the street where construction is taking place may be closed to traffic during these working hours.

The company asks customers to recognize the essential work being done by its employees and contractors and reminds them to adhere to social distancing rules for everyone’s safety. If a customer sees a crew performing work in their area, and wishes to ask a question about it, they are encouraged to visit the website or the company’s Facebook or Twitter pages or call Customer Service at (877) 426-6999.




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 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.