NJAW receives 2018 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

VOORHEES, NJ — New Jersey American Water was recognized by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection as one of this year’s recipients of the annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards. Recipients were recognized at a luncheon held at the New Jersey State Museum by NJDEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe and N.J. first lady Tammy Murphy, […]

NJAW certifies its compliance with new Water Quality Accountability Act

VOORHEES, NJ — New Jersey American Water is providing details about its inaugural submission of compliance with the state’s new Water Quality Accountability Act, submitted to the state in October. “We are pleased to report that all New Jersey American Water systems that meet the criteria for the standards set by the new Water Quality […]

NJAW granted new rates by Board of Public Utilities

VOORHEES, NJ — On Oct. 29, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved a settlement between New Jersey American Water and the N.J. Division of Rate Counsel and BPU staff for new water and wastewater rates for New Jersey American Water. The new rates represent a $40 million annual increase in water and wastewater […]

Legionella bacteria found in several school district water fixtures

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After finding low levels of legionella bacteria in some water samples from Redwood Elementary School in August, West Orange School District contracted with Garden State Environmental to test all schools and district facilities for legionella bacteria, which can cause Legionnaires’ disease. According to a Sept. 25 update from the district, testing […]

Low levels of legionella found at Redwood Elementary

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As cases of Legionnaires’ disease continue to crop up in New York and New Jersey, many public entities have been testing their buildings for legionella bacteria, which can cause the disease. In August, West Orange School District had Redwood Elementary School, where it found very low levels of legionella bacteria in […]

WO remediating 6 locations where legionella was found

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Three weeks after West Orange officials announced they had found elevated levels of legionella bacteria in the water sources at Town Hall, test results of the township’s other municipal buildings revealed six other locations also have elevated levels of the bacteria. According to an Aug. 15 press release, internal plumbing was […]

NJAW names new director of business development

VOORHEES, NJ — New Jersey American Water recently announced that Mary Campbell has been named director of business development. In this role, Campbell will lead the strategic growth plan for NJAW and the other three states in American Water’s Eastern Division, which include New York, Virginia and Maryland. “Mary’s legal background and extensive experience in […]

NJAW names new senior director of North Operations

VOORHEES, NJ — New Jersey American Water has announced that William “Andy” Lewis has been named senior director of operations for the company’s North region. In this role, Lewis will be responsible for overseeing the company’s water and wastewater systems serving 32 municipalities in Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Warren counties. “Andy’s strong […]

NJAW to invest $500,000 in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey American Water is currently replacing approximately 1,400 feet of aging water main in its West Orange service area. The company is replacing main that was installed in the 1950s with new ductile iron main along Old Indian Road, from Pleasant Valley Road to Waddington Avenue, according to a recent […]

NJAW to implement provisional rates as the company’s rate request is being reviewed

VOORHEES, NJ — Beginning June 15, New Jersey American Water is implementing provisional rates for water and wastewater service while the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities reviews the company’s rate change request. New Jersey American Water’s rate request, which was filed Sept. 15, 2017, was driven by more than $868 million in needed investment […]

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