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PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER celebrates Drinking Water Week with premiere of Hays Mine project video

PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER celebrates drinking water week with premiere of Hays Mine project video


Viewers provided up-close tour of completed project’s $101 million upgrades

MCMURRAY, Pa. (May 1, 2014) – In celebration of Drinking Water Week (May 4 -10, 2014), Pennsylvania American Water is premiering a video-guided tour of its newly improved and refurbished Hays Mine and Becks Run water treatment facilities.  

“This video provides our customers with a chance to understand all of the steps that take place before they turn on their tap and high-quality water comes out,” said Pennsylvania American Water Communications and External Affairs Director Terry Maenza. “It also puts into the perspective the value and affordability of tap water, as well as the importance of making critical investments in our water infrastructure.”

Pennsylvania American Water completed the approximately $101 million upgrade of the Hays Mine Treatment Plant and Becks Run Pumping station during the summer of 2013, representing the largest capital improvement projects in the company’s history. The approximately 10-minute video documents the drinking water treatment process and how the infrastructure improvements will ensure compliance with future water quality standards, as well as improve public safety at the more than 100-year-old facilities.

Beginning on May 4, 2014, the video will available for viewing on the company’s YouTube channel ( and Facebook page ( Viewing opportunities also are available on the following community access channels:

  • City of Pittsburgh: channels 21 for Comcast subscribers and 67 on Verizon Fios
  • Upper St. Clair Township: 42 on Verizon FIOS
  • Mount Lebanon: channels 17 for Comcast subscribers and 17 on Verizon Fios

Drinking Water Week was established by the American Water Works Association and provides water professionals and the communities they serve to join together across America in recognizing the vital role water plays in our daily lives. For more than 35 years, the American Water Works Association and its members have celebrated Drinking Water Week.  


Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.2 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company.  With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,600 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 40 states and parts of Canada. More information can be found at


This release contains forward looking statements, including, among others, our plan to continue our long-term strategy of capital investment in our systems. There are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements including: general economic business conditions, unfavorable weather conditions, changes in regulations or regulatory treatment and availability and the cost of capital. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.


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