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
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
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.