EPCOR Water recognized for safe drinking water efforts

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PHOENIX, AZ, March 31, 2014 -- The Partnership for Safe Water, an alliance of the six largest drinking water organizations, has honored EPCOR Water (USA) Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of EPCOR Utilities Inc., with the Director's Award of Recognition for the Anthem Water Treatment Facility's successful completion of Phase III of the Self-Assessment and Peer Review portion of the Partnership's Treatment Optimization program.

EPCOR Water USA's Anthem plant, located in Anthem, Ariz., is one of the first membrane treatment facilities in the United States and only the third facility in the state to achieve the Director's Award. Accordingly, fewer than two percent of water utilities in the country have achieved this recognition. Phase III includes comprehensive evaluation of treatment plant operations and performance, identification of performance limiting factors, and the development of action plans to achieve optimization.

The Partnership for Safe Water is a program developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) along with other partner organizations to guide water suppliers towards improving water quality by optimizing system operations without increasing operating costs. EPCOR Water USA will be one of a select group of utilities honored by the Partnership for Safe Water at the Annual Conference of the American Water Works Association held in Boston, Mass., on June 8-12, 2014.

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About the Partnership for Safe Water

The Partnership for Safe Water is a voluntary self-assessment and optimization program for water treatment plant and distribution system operation. More than 220 utility subscribers, collectively serving more than 85 million people, are committed to the Partnership's goals of providing safe, high-quality drinking water through achieving operational excellence in water treatment. Partnership members participate in a rigorous four-phase self-assessment and peer review process, developed by industry experts, and are recognized for their commitment to delivering safe water to their communities. For more information, click here.

About EPCOR Water (USA) Inc.

About EPCOR Water (USA) Inc. (EPCOR USA) EPCOR USA is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of EPCOR Utilities Inc. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, EPCOR USA's wholly owned subsidiaries build, own and operate water and wastewater treatment facilities and infrastructure in the southwestern United States. For more information, visit www.epcor.com.

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