Low levels of legionella found at Redwood Elementary

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

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

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

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 […]

Degillio named new NJAW president

Degillio named new NJAW president

VOORHEES, NJ — American Water has named Deborah Degillio senior vice president of its Eastern Division and president of New Jersey American Water, effective May 1. Degillio replaces Robert MacLean, who was named president of American Water Enterprises, encompassing the company’s market-based businesses. “I want thank and congratulate Deb and Rob on their new well-earned […]

NJAW names new director of operational risk management

VOORHEES, NJ — New Jersey American Water announced on April 19 that Cheryl Naimoli has been named director of operational risk management. In this role, Naimoli will focus on enhancing workplace behaviors, practices and training to achieve the company’s goal of zero incidents. “Safety is one of our core values and I am confident that […]

South Orange water rate increases

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Effective April 1, the rate charged for water in South Orange increased by 2 percent from $5.92 per 100 cubic feet to $6.03 per 100 cubic feet. The rate increase reflects the basic cost of living increase of 2 percent and will help pay for the debt service associated with the […]

NJAW and Scholastic partner for water conservation curriculum

VOORHEES, NJ — Just in time for Earth Day, New Jersey American Water and Scholastic are partnering to help teachers throughout the state through Water Works, a creative program that provides valuable, free, STEM-based curriculum focused on water and its importance to everyday life. “This is the third year New Jersey American Water has partnered […]

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