Four St. Louis WTPs win rare award for exceptional potable water quality

Missouri American Water's St. Louis County plants honored with EPA's Ten-Year Directors Award from the Partnership for Safe Water.


ST. LOUIS, MO, Nov. 13, 2013 -- Missouri American Water's St. Louis County water plants have been recognized for their exceptional potable water quality.

The utilities were recently honored with the Ten-Year Directors Award from the Partnership for Safe Water -- a national voluntary initiative developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and five of the nation's largest water organizations.

With fewer than 250 water plants (among 52,000 in the U.S.) that have received this award, the Partnership recognizes water suppliers that consistently achieve water treatment standards that surpass EPA regulatory requirements.

Four water treatment plants serve St. Louis County residents. The plants draw water from the Missouri and Meramec Rivers and have the capacity to treat up to 400 million gallons of water per day. The quality of the water is tested hundreds of times each month at the water plants, water storage tanks and faucets across St. Louis County.

"This award represents a decade of extra care to ensure that the quality of our water surpasses USEPA requirements," said Tom Simmons, water quality manager. "It recognizes the work that our production and water quality teams do every day to deliver the best quality water to our St. Louis County customers."

Missouri American Water

Missouri American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 1.5 million people.

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 30 states and parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.

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