Environmental Protection

23 American Water Treatment Plants Surpass Regulatory Standards

The Partnership for Safe Water, a voluntary initiative to recognize water suppliers that exceed regulatory requirements, bestowed 23 Directors Awards of Recognition on American Water for maintaining Phase III certification for 10 years.

“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 awards recognize the following water treatment plants:

  • Illinois American Water ─ Pontiac Water Treatment Plant and Streator Water Treatment Plant.
  • New Jersey American Water ─ Delaware River Water Treatment Plant and 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, and 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.

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