Wastewater treatment facility safety record earns recognition for management company

Nov. 18, 2010
VOORHEES, NJ, Nov. 18, 2010 -- American Water Works Company subsidiary Environmental Management Corporation has received three awards from the Indiana Water Environment Association for plant safety and laboratory excellence at the New Albany wastewater treatment facility...

• Environmental Management Corporation receives three awards from Indiana Water Environment Association

VOORHEES, NJ, Nov. 18, 2010 -- American Water Works Company Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, today announced that its Environmental Management Corporation (EMC) subsidiary received three awards from the Indiana Water Environment Association. The awards, which recognize EMC for plant safety and laboratory excellence in its operation of the City of New Albany wastewater treatment facility, were received today at the Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA) conference in Indianapolis.

The awards are the Water Environment Association's 2010 George W. Burke, Jr. Award for Safety, the Indiana Water Environment Association Safety Award, and the Indiana Water Environment Association Laboratory Excellence Award. Today's awards ceremony marked the tenth consecutive year EMC has won the IWEA Safety Award for the New Albany facility.

"We are honored to receive these three distinguished awards," says Adam R. McDonough, American Water's president of Contract Operations. "Our New Albany team continues to demonstrate its commitment to achieving a 100 percent safe workplace and providing operational excellence to the City of New Albany."

The Burke award is given annually by the Water Environment Federation to just one municipal or industrial wastewater facility in each state for promoting an active and effective safety program. EMC has won the Burke award a total of 12 times in Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. This is the first time EMC has won this award for its operation of the New Albany facility.

The IWEA Laboratory Excellence Award recognizes an Indiana wastewater treatment facility that achieves a 90 percent total score in quality assurance; lab facility; general lab; and specific procedures. The New Albany plant scored a minimum of 85 percent in each of these categories. EMC has garnered this award eight times in the past 10 years.

EMC has operated the New Albany wastewater treatment plant in a public-private partnership with the city since 2001. The plant processes 12 million gallons of wastewater per day.

Environmental Management Corporation is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, and provides water and wastewater management solutions for industrial and municipal customers. The company pioneers solutions for optimizing the total water cycle, turning liquids, solids and gases to its customers' advantage.

The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, NJ, 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, as well as Ontario and Manitoba, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com

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