• Twenty-three water treatment plants honored
VOORHEES, NJ, June 21, 2010 -- American Water, the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, is proud to announce the receipt of 23 Directors Awards of Recognition from the Partnership for Safe Water this year for maintaining Phase III certification for ten years. The Partnership is a voluntary initiative developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and other water organizations to recognize water suppliers that consistently achieve water treatment standards that surpass EPA regulatory requirements. The awards were presented today during the 2010 American Water Works Association Annual Conference in Chicago.
"Our employees are committed to delivering the best water quality possible to our customers," said Walter Lynch, president and chief operating officer for Regulated Operations. "We're pleased to achieve this recognition from the Partnership as a testament to our dedication to operational excellence."
The following American Water treatment plants were recognized in 2010 for maintaining the Phase III Directors Award status for ten years:
Illinois American Water
- Pontiac Water Treatment Plant
- Streator Water Treatment Plant
New Jersey American Water
- Delaware River Water Treatment Plant
- Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant
Pennsylvania American Water
- Aldrich Water Treatment Plant
- Bangor Treatment Plant
- Brownell Treatment Plant
- Ceasetown Treatment Plant
- Ellwood Water Treatment Plant
- Fallbrook Treatment Plant
- Forest City Treatment Plant
- Gerald C. Smith Treatment Plant
- Hays Mine Water Treatment Plant
- Indiana Water Treatment Plant
- Kittanning Water Treatment Plant
- Milton Water Treatment Plant
- Montrose Treatment Plant
- Nesbitt Treatment Plant
- New Castle Water Treatment Plant
- Oneida Valley Treatment Plant
- Philipsburg Water Treatment Plant
- Silver Spring Treatment Plant
Tennessee American Water
- Citico Treatment Plant
As a member of the Partnership for Safe Water, American Water demonstrates its commitment to voluntarily providing drinking water of a quality better than is required by federal standards. To date, 68 of American Water's 84 surface water treatment plants (over 81 percent) have received Phase III certification in the ongoing program. Approximately one-third of the plants in the country to receive Phase III certification are American Water plants.
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 16 million people in 35 states and Ontario and Manitoba, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.