West Virginia American Water Adopts Highways Near Water and Wastewater Treatment Plantsarrow

February 18, 2020

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Feb. 18, 2020) – West Virginia American Water announced today a partnership with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the West Virginia Division of Highways (DOH) to adopt nine sections of highway across the state as part of the Adopt-A-Highway program. The initiative promotes environmental stewardship and source water protection along highways within a one-mile radius of each West Virginia American Water treatment facility.   “West Virginia American Water remains keenly focused on protecting our sources of drinking water to help ensure that our customers have safe, reliable water service,” said Robert Burton, president of West Virginia American Water. “This partnership with the DEP and DOH is a natural extension of our commitment to promote sustainability and protect the natural environment aro...

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West Virginia American Water Accepting Applications for 2020 Environmental Grant Programarrow

West Virginia American Water Accepting Applications for 2020 Environmental Grant Program
February 04, 2020

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Feb. 4, 2020) – West Virginia American Water announced today that applications are now being accepted for the company’s 2020 Environmental Grant Program.   “Since 2005, this annual program has positively impacted dozens of communities and funded innovative projects across West Virginia,” said Robert Burton, president of West Virginia American Water. “These grants further sustain our mission to protect our watersheds and promote environmental stewardship while supporting our commitment to clean, safe water service.”   West Virginia American Water’s annual Environmental Grant Program offers funding for innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect the watersheds, surface water and groundwater supplies in our local communities. The 2019 Environmental Grant Progr...

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West Virginia American Water Completes Acquisition of Town of Glasgow Water Systemarrow

West Virginia American Water Completes Acquisition of Town of Glasgow Water System
January 30, 2020

Dateline City: CHARLESTON, W.Va. CHARLESTON, W.Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--West Virginia American Water announced today that it has completed its acquisition of the Town of Glasgow water system. This transaction follows past emergency aid from the company in the form of leak detection and system repairs for the distressed utility, which has historically experienced water loss of approximately 66 percent. The Town of Glasgow, which serves approximately 300 customers along Rt. 60 in Kanawha County, has struggled to maintain adequate service to its customers in recent years. The town’s water system serves a community with declining population and industry, and substantial infrastructure upgrades are needed to restore reliable water service to the municipality. West Virginia American Water has acquired the water system assets and establi...

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West Virginia American Water Receives Approval of 2020 Distribution System Improvement Chargearrow

December 23, 2019

Dateline City: CHARLESTON, W.Va. Pre-approved annual infrastructure replacement program continues to accelerate company’s investments and enhance water service reliability CHARLESTON, W.Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In an order entered this week, the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (PSC) approved a joint agreement reached last month in West Virginia American Water’s request for approval of its 2020 infrastructure replacement program, referred to as a Distribution System Improvement Charge (DSIC). The program and its associated surcharge mechanism allow the company to receive more timely cost recovery of certain infrastructure investments deemed just, reasonable, and in the public interest, which in turn enables the company to accelerate its infrastructure replacement ...

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West Virginia American Water Lifts Extended Boil Water Advisory for Former Boone-Raleigh PSD Water Systemarrow

November 19, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (November 19, 2019) – West Virginia American Water announced today that all customers previously served by the Boone-Raleigh Public Service District (PSD) are no longer under a precautionary boil water advisory. The advisory was previously issued by the PSD due to a lack of certified water treatment operators and is now effectively lifted for all customers along Rt. 3 in Boone County, including the towns of Sylvester and Whitesville.   “Our team worked safely and efficiently to complete an interconnection between West Virginia American Water’s service lines in Boone County and the former PSD system,” said Robert Burton, president of West Virginia American Water. “All customers are now being served by our Kanawha Valley Water Treatment Plant in Charleston, allowing us to lift the ongoing boil water advisory.”   We...

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West Virginia American Water Hosts Statewide Inclusion and Diversity Roundtable Eventarrow

West Virginia American Water Hosts Statewide Inclusion and Diversity Roundtable Event
November 14, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Nov. 14, 2019) – Today West Virginia American Water hosted representatives from corporations, government agencies, higher education institutions and advocacy groups from around the state at the company’s first inclusion and diversity roundtable event.   “West Virginia American Water is proud to be spearheading such important inclusion and diversity efforts in the state,” said Rob Burton, West Virginia American Water president. “The representatives that participated in today’s exercises are on the frontlines making our workplaces and communities across West Virginia more equitable and welcoming places to live, work and visit.” Participants in the event included BB&T, Jackson Kelly, CASCI, DOW, West Virginia Division of Personnel, Starbucks, YWCA Racial Justice Center, Dinsmore & Shohl, DuPont, West Virginia Of...

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West Virginia American Water and Utility Workers United Association to hold Veterans Donation Drive Friday in Cabell Countyarrow

West Virginia American Water and Utility Workers United Association to hold Veterans Donation Drive Friday in  Cabell County
November 07, 2019

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Nov. 7, 2019) – West Virginia American Water’s Huntington District and the Utility Workers United Association have joined forces to host a donation drive on Friday, Nov. 8, in honor of Veterans Day to benefit the Homeless Veterans Resource Center. This employee-led initiative sponsored by West Virginia American Water seeks to fulfill a critical need related to homeless veterans in the local community.    “Utility Workers United Association is proud to support our veterans with this fifth annual donation drive,” said Greg Lanham, West Virginia American Water employee and Utility Workers United Association Huntington District member. “This donation drive has provided several thousand dollars in cash and in-kind donations of food, clothing and hygiene items to benefit men and women who served our country. We are thankful for t...

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West Virginia American Water Awards 10 Bottle Filling Stations in Inaugural Grant Programarrow

November 04, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (November 4, 2019) – West Virginia American Water announced today the recipients of its pilot Bottle Filling Station Grant Program, providing stations to 10 organizations located throughout the company’s service area. In its first year, the program aims to provide reusable bottle filling stations to non-profit organizations, schools and local government facilities with the purpose of reducing harmful plastic waste from single-use bottles and encouraging hydration and healthy living among users.    “West Virginia American Water is proud to begin this annual grant program with the goal of increasing bottle filling stations throughout our service area,” said Rob Burton, West Virginia American Water president. “This program is another way we can educate our communities on the benefits of tap water, and in particular, teach our y...

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West Virginia American Water Donates $20,000 to Golden Girl Group Home for Learning and Development Centerarrow

West Virginia American Water Donates $20,000 to Golden Girl Group Home for Learning and Development Center
September 27, 2019

Ceredo, W.Va. (September 27, 2019) – West Virginia American Water announced today a $20,000 gift to Golden Girl Group Home in Ceredo. The funds will support the Golden Minds Center for Learning and Development, a new project for the facility that will include classrooms and a retail shop for residents to learn valuable social skills and receive entrepreneurial training.       “West Virginia American Water has been a longtime friend and community partner of Golden Girl Group Home, and we are pleased to be part of this expansion project that will contribute significantly to the facility’s rehabilitation efforts,” said West Virginia American Water president Robert Burton. “We are honored to be part of supporting these young ladies as they prepare for the next chapter in their lives.”   Golden Girl Group Home is a non-p...

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NRPA and American Water Charitable Foundation Award $500,000 for Water-Inspired Play Areasarrow

NRPA and American Water Charitable Foundation Award $500,000  for Water-Inspired Play Areas
September 12, 2019

Ashburn, Va. (Sept. 12, 2019) — The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the American Water Charitable Foundation are excited to announce the recipients of their 2019 Building Better Communities grant program: Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District in Huntington, West Virginia City of Alton Parks and Recreation in Alton, Illinois.   The grants, which total $500,000, will be used to create community-focused, water-inspired play areas.    “We are pleased to partner with Alton and Huntington to provide these outdoor spaces so children and families can learn, interact and appreciate water, a critical natural resource, in a fun and engaging way,” said Carrie Williams, president, American Water Charitable Foundation. “American Water is committed to being a good neighbor and a good steward of the environment ...

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