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New York American Water Reminds Residents to Keep Fire Hydrants Clear

LYNBROOK, NY (February 8, 2013) – New York American Water would like to ask homeowners and local businesses to take a few minutes to make sure they keep areas surrounding fire hydrants clear so that firefighters can connect their equipment without delays.  The winter months bring snow that can obstruct our fire hydrants and the surrounding areas.  We must keep in mind that fire hydrant accessibility is a primary factor in fighting fires successfully. 

 “It is absolutely critical that fire hydrants are easily accessible to our firefighters,” said President William Varley. “By taking a few minutes to dig out any hydrants in your area, you are helping them perform lifesaving work without delays to ensure your safety and that of others.”  

New York American Water maintains more than 8,700 fire hydrants on Long Island.    # # #  

New York American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to more than 370,000 people.  

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company.  With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in more than 30 states and parts of Canada. More information can be found at www.amwater.com.    




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