VOORHEES, NJ, June 18, 2010 -- Long Island American Water, a subsidiary of American Water Works Company Inc., the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, hosted a group of eight Japanese water utility professionals today as part of their U.S. visit for the American Water Works Association Conference this month.
The group, who are members of the Japanese Water Works Association, toured Long Island American Water's water treatment facilities and under-construction iron removal facility. They also attended a presentation by Long Island American Water staff about water supply, treatment, distribution, and operations management.
"As the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, American Water is pleased that we can share our expertise with other water industry professionals," said William Varley, president of Long Island American Water. "It is an honor for us to host this group and give them an overview of our operations here in Long Island, as well as our operations across the U.S."
Long Island American Water is the largest water supplier in Nassau County, providing high-quality and reliable water services to more than 200,000 people. 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.