American Water Receives 18 National Awards for Excellence in Water Quality
Company demonstrates outstanding commitment to delivering superior
quality drinking water to customers
VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded
U.S. water and wastewater utility company, is proud to announce the
achievement of 18 Partnership
for Safe Water awards. The awards, which honor the efforts in
continuously optimizing treatment plant and distribution system
operation and performance, were presented during the 2017 American
Water Works Association Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pa. today.
"We hold ourselves to the highest standards in delivering clean, safe,
high-quality drinking water to our customers while also ensuring that
the water service is reliable and affordable," said Susan Story,
President and Chief Executive Officer. "Having our facilities recognized
by the Partnership for Safe Water for going above and beyond EPA water
quality standards is very meaningful accomplishment for us. This
recognition is a significant achievement in our ongoing efforts to not
only meet stringent performance goals but also deliver the high-quality
service that our customers have come to expect."
As a member of the Partnership for Safe Water, American Water
demonstrates its commitment to improve the quality
of drinking water delivered to customers by optimizing its system
operations. In American Water's footprint, one system received an award
for its Distribution Program, one plant received an award for
maintaining Phase III certification for five years, one plant received
recognition for maintaining Phase III certification for 10 years and 15
plants were presented with the Phase III Directors Award status for 15
Nationally, just over 400 surface water treatment plants are part of
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Partnership for Safe Water
Program, a voluntary effort that is designed to increase protection
against microbial contamination through treatment optimization.
"We are extremely proud that American Water accounts for about 20
percent of the participating plants, and has received more Partnership
for Safe Water awards than any other utility nationwide," noted Story.
"Our team of more than 6,800 professionals works hard in many ways to
deliver clean water for life that is also safe, reliable, and
affordable, because our customers deserve nothing less."
Pennsylvania American Water's West Shore Regional Water Treatment
Plant was recognized for maintaining the Phase III Directors Award
status for five years. With a total of 68 surface water treatment plants
recognized, American Water accounts for about one-third of all plants
that have received the Five-Year Phase III award nationwide.
West Virginia American Water's New River Water Treatment Plant
was recognized for maintaining the Phase III Directors Award status for
The following American Water treatment plants were recognized for
maintaining the Phase III Directors Award status for 15 years:
Illinois American Water
Granite City Water Treatment Plant
Indiana American Water
Borman Park Water Treatment Facility
Kokomo Water Treatment Plant
Middle Fork Water Treatment Plant
Ogden Dunes Water Treatment Plant
Richmond Main Station Plant
Missouri American Water
Central Plant (County Water)
Joplin Blendville Water Treatment Facility
North Plant (County Water)
South Plant (County Water)
New Jersey American Water
Canal Road Water Treatment Plant
West Virginia American Water
Bluestone Water Treatment Plant
Gassaway Water Treatment Plant
Weston Water Treatment Plant
In addition, American Water's Military
Services Group was recognized with a Phase III Directors
Award for Distribution for the water distribution systems it manages for
Fort Polk in Leesville, La.
"We're tremendously proud of our Fort Polk team for their unwavering
efforts to deliver superior quality drinking water to the servicemen and
-women at this base," said Military Services Group President Todd Duerr.
"The Partnership for Safe Water Directors Award is a
difficult-to-achieve, well-deserved honor, and is another example of
American Water demonstrating to the government how safe, compliant and
reliable water operations are implemented through Utilities
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and
most geographically diverse U.S. publicly-traded water and wastewater
utility company. The company employs more than 6,800 dedicated
professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water,
wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people
in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by
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American Water Works Company, Inc.
Director, External Affairs
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