American Water Receives 15 National Awards for Excellence in Water Quality

American Water Works Co., the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, is proud to announce the receipt of 15 Directors Awards of Recognition from the Partnership for Safe Water. Fourteen plants received awards for maintaining Phase III certification for ten years, and one plant was presented with its first Directors Award for Phase III certification. The Partnership is a voluntary initiative developed by the EPA 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 2011 American Water Works Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

“Our employees are committed to delivering the best water quality possible to our customers, at an exceptional value at about a penny per gallon,” said Jeff Sterba, president and CEO. “We're pleased to achieve this recognition from the Partnership as a testament to our dedication to operational excellence.”

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. American Water has had more plants receive Phase III certification than any other water utility in the country. Approximately one-third of all water treatment plants nationwide to receive Phase III certification are American Water plants.

The following American Water treatment plants were recognized in 2011 for maintaining the Phase III Directors Award status for ten years:

Indiana American Water

· Muncie/White River Water Treatment Plant

Illinois American Water

· Illinois River Water Treatment Plant

Iowa American Water

· East River Station Water Treatment Plant

New Jersey American Water

  • Jumping Brook Water Treatment Plant

Pennsylvania American Water

  • Brownsville Water Treatment Plant
  • Crystal Lake Water Treatment Plant
  • Kane Water Treatment Plant
  • Lake Scranton Water Treatment Plant
  • Norristown Water Treatment Plant
  • Punxsutawney Water Treatment Plant
  • Susquehanna Water Treatment Plant
  • Watres Water Treatment Plant
  • White Deer Creek Water Treatment Plant

West Virginia American Water

  • Ada Water Treatment Plant

In addition, Pennsylvania American Water’s Stony Garden Water Treatment Plant received its first Phase III Directors Award.

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