HERSHEY, Pa., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania American Water announced today it has lifted drought watch restrictions in response to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) recent lifting of the drought watch declaration for 29 counties in western and north central Pennsylvania, citing improved groundwater and stream flow levels. DEP issued the drought watch on November 7, 2008, due to below normal rainfall condition, resulting in low stream flow levels over the past few months.
Pennsylvania American Water customers in the following counties no longer need to voluntarily conserve water:
- Allegheny - Armstrong - Beaver - Butler - Centre - Clarion - Clearfield - Fayette - Indiana - Jefferson - Lawrence - McKean - Warren - Washington
"We thank our customers who took steps during the drought watch to limit their non-essential water use," said Dan Hufton, senior director of production for Pennsylvania American Water. "By working together, customers did not experience service disruptions as a result of the drought watch."
Pennsylvania American Water, a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Water, is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to more than 2 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in 32 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.
SOURCE Pennsylvania American Water