NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Police have closed off PinebrookRead more
WHITE PLAINS, NY -- The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) will be considering a resolution tonight at its regular meeting that calls on the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) tRead more
ALBANY, NY -- The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) today announced that power has been restored to nearly all those who lost power as a result of Superstorm Sandy. Utility efforts currently focus on restoring the remaining customers still without electric service.
“Nearly 97 percent of all customers that are safe to receive power are fully restored,” said Commission Chairman Garry Brown. “We are now in the final stages of this unprecedented restoration effort — the largest operation of its kind in the State’s history.”
At its peak, the devastating storm which struck on October 29 left more than 2.1 million customers without power in New York, the vast majority on Long Island and the New York metropolitan area. It has taken more than 7,000 utility crews — drawn from in-state utilities and utilities as far away as California — to help restore the electricity.Read more
United Water New Rochelle advises that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection has completed emergency repairs to a valve on the Delaware Water Supply system which provides water to the service area. As a result water supply operations have returned to normal and the company rescinded its request for outdoor conservation.
Last night the company asked customers to stop watering their lawns while the repairs were in progress.
Customers heeded the request and United Water was able to meet their water needs today. "We apologize for the inconvenience and we thank our customers for their cooperation," said Chris Graziano, director of operations.
Some residents expressed concern about the ability of the New Rochelle Fire Department to fight fires with lower water pressure in New Rochelle. Fire Chief Lou DiMeglio was not concerned.
"There was no disruption in service," said DiMeglio. "We can experience about a 20% decrease in pressure during peak demand but the water company can boost the pressure in an emergency."Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- United Water New Rochelle is asking customers to cease outdoor water use while the New York City Department of Environmental Protection makes emergency repairs to a valve on the Delaware Water Supply system which provides water to the service area. During that time United Water will provide customers with water from the Catskill Water Supply.
“We are asking customers to conserve because we will have less water available while the NYDEP makes the repairs,” said Chris Graziano, director of operations for United Water New Rochelle. “They should not water their lawns during that time and should use household water for essential purposes only.”
In addition, Graziano explained that customers may notice low water pressure until they switch back to the Delaware Water Supply.
“We apologize for the inconvenience and we appreciate our customers’ cooperation during this time,” said Graziano.
Repairs are expected to be completed Wednesday evening.Read more
NEW YORK, NY -- LATINA Style magazine has again named Con Edison one of the 50 best companies for Latinas in the United States. Since 2002 the company has made the magazine’s Top 50 list eight times, and earned honorable mentions in 2008 and 2009.
The magazine cited the company’s “many benefits,” including Con Edison’s emergency child-care plan, flexible reimbursement dependent account, scholarship opportunities and 10 weeks paid leave for childbirth. LATINA Style noted that “many Latinas hold top positions at Con Edison.”
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $40 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than three million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit Con Edison’s Web site at www.coned.com.Read more
ALBANY, NY -- The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission), today announced September 10-16, 2012, as “Lifeline Awareness Week” to encourage income-eligible customers to sign up for a discount on their telephone service through the Lifeline program. The program provides qualified consumer with discounts for monthly residential phone bills for basic telephone service.
“As part of a national effort, the Commission wants to stress the need to raise awareness of this important and valuable program that provides discounts to low-income New Yorkers for primary residential telephone service,” said Commission Chairman Garry Brown. “Although the program has been in place for over 25 years, many eligible customers still fail to take advantage of the discount offered under the Lifeline program. I hope more eligible New Yorkers will take advantage of this valuable program.”
Customers interested in enrolling in the Lifeline program, may wish to attend one of the following kickoff events on September 10, 2011:
Albany Public Library
161 Washington Avenue
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
William K. Sanford Town Library
629 Albany Shaker Road
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.