American Water Works Co.

URGENT to women: Come on in, the water’s fine

By GREGORY ZELLER // Long Island commercial, educational and nonprofit forces have united to encourage women to dive into relatively unexplored waters. New York American Water, the Merrick-based subsidiary of New Jersey-based parent American Water Works Co., recently hosted a career-training day in conjunction with Nassau Community College and the Long Island chapter of the Workforce Development Institute, which supports job growth and retention across New York State through employee-development grants and industry/academia/government collaborations. The…


In Merrick, the new president focuses on water safety

A Merrick-based water company servicing more than a quarter-million Nassau County customers has a new boss. New York American Water, a subsidiary of New Jersey-based American Water Works Co., has named Carmen Tierno president, effective March 1. Tierno succeeds Brian Bruce, who has been named president of American Water’s West Virginia affiliate. Tierno, who earned an MBA from Rutgers University, is currently a senior operations director at subsidiary New Jersey American Water and boasts more than 25…


In water-quality protection, every drop counts

New York State officials aren’t the only ones with water quality on their mind. Even as Gov. Andrew Cuomo throws billions toward clean-water initiatives and related infrastructure improvements, a privately owned water utility servicing roughly 325,000 Nassau County customers is championing the cause on a slightly smaller scale, offering $10,000 in grants for “innovative, community-based environmental projects” targeting local watersheds and groundwater supplies. The competitive awards come through the Environmental Grant Program, an annual effort…