Wastewater

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We are  recognized as a leader in providing communities with both safe and reliable wastewater service. Our licensed professionals and management staff bring a broad range of experience in the effective operation of wastewater systems, knowledge of various treatment technologies, successful meeting of wastewater regulatory compliance, and the efficient design and construction of capital projects. 

Solutions That Work

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McKeesport, PA

McKeesport was incorporated as a city in 1891 and thrived in the early 1900s. It manufactured more steel pipe than anywhere in the world. Its population peaked at 55,000 during the 1940s. Since that time, the decline of steel industry started a reversal of fortune. With it came a number of challenges.

In December 2017, Pennsylvania American Water acquired the wastewater system assets of the Municipal Authority of the City of McKeesport. As the first finalized sale under Pennsylvania’s Fair Market Value legislation, this acquisition established a strong example for other communities to consider, as it creates the opportunity for municipalities to achieve fiscal stability and to invest wisely the sale proceeds.


Arnold, MO

amwater_bus_dev_12 In 2014, Missouri American Water won a public referendum and took over as the owner and operator of the wastewater system for the city of Arnold. The positive results of that transition, for both the city and its residents, has been remarkable.





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Scranton, PA

In late 2016, Pennsylvania American Water completed the acquisition of the wastewater system assets of the Scranton Sewer Authority (SSA). The system provided wastewater service to approximately 31,000 customers in Scranton and Dunmore. Pennsylvania American Water already provided drinking water service to residents and businesses in both communities. This transaction represented one of American Water’s largest wastewater acquisitions in the company’s history. The acquisition marked a significant milestone for our company and our employees, based on the size and scope of this wastewater operation and the environmental challenges facing the system. Pennsylvania American Water brought both the technical expertise and financial resources to meet these challenges and provide a long-term wastewater solution, while establishing a plan to maintain reasonable rates for the customers. The millions of dollars in net proceeds from the sale will make a significant impact on the City of Scranton’s financial recovery efforts, including the opportunity to potentially mitigate future tax increases.