Iowa American Water Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Environmental Grant Programarrow

February 25, 2019

Since the program began in Iowa over a decade ago, over $76,000 in grants have been awarded to projects that improve, restore or protect local watersheds DAVENPORT, IA (Feb. 22, 2019) – Iowa American Water announced today that it is now accepting applications for its 2019 Environmental Grant Program to support innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds and community drinking water supplies. The program supports diverse types of activities, such as watershed cleanups, reforestation efforts, biodiversity projects, streamside buffer restoration projects, wellhead protection initiatives and hazardous waste collection efforts. "Our Environmental Grant Program has been very successful in helping local organizations carry out meaningful, sustainable initiatives that benefit our watersheds,” said Randy Moore, president of...

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ARTIC TEMPERATURES CAN FREEZE YOUR WATER METER & PIPESarrow

January 30, 2019

Iowa American Water offers tips to customers to protect their pipes and water meter from freezing in subzero temps DAVENPORT, IA (January 29, 2019) – With the subzero temperatures we are experiencing this week, Iowa American Water urges homeowners to act now (if they have not already) to protect their household pipes and water meter. Frozen and burst pipes and water meters can bring costly plumbing repairs and frozen water meter replacement fees along with headaches and unplanned expense for homeowners. “Sub-freezing temperatures for an extended period can cause pipes in vulnerable areas to freeze or burst, resulting in costly damage,” said Jim Runzer, director of operations. “Making the necessary preparation for these conditions and learning how to respond to frozen pipes can alleviate the expenses associated with making major repairs.” During exte...

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Iowa American Water Completes $800,000 Storage Tank Maintenance and Repainting Project to Ensure System Reliabilityarrow

December 14, 2018

Bluff Elevated Tank back in service today after three-month project Davenport, Iowa. (December 13, 2018) – An over $800,000 maintenance and re-painting project on Iowa American Water’s elevated Bluff Water Storage Tank in Clinton is now complete. The tank, which is located on Circle Drive in Clinton, has been out of service since early August, so the work could proceed. “This work was necessary to extend the service life of our elevated storage tank,” said Jim Runzer, Director of Operations. “Water tanks serve a vital role in our water distribution systems by enabling consistent water pressure in customers’ homes and businesses, providing adequate water supply during high demand periods and for fire protection.” Iowa American Water wants to thank all of its customers neighboring the tank site who may have experienced some water pressure ...

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Iowa American Water Reminds Residents to Clear Snow from Fire Hydrantsarrow

November 27, 2018

In an emergency, visible fire hydrants can potentially save lives and property DAVENPORT, IA (Nov. 26, 2018) With the record snowfall that the area received overnight, Iowa American Water is reminding residents in its service communities to clear snow from fire hydrants that may be located on or near their property. The snow accumulation, combined with the after-effects of plowing roads and parking lots, may leave many fire hydrants partially or completely buried in snow. By keeping fire hydrants clear of snow, the public can help firefighters easily locate the fire hydrants in the event of an emergency and allow them to access water quickly, preserving valuable time and potentially saving lives and structures. Iowa American Water annually inspects and maintains over 8,100 hydrants in Bettendorf, Blue Grass, Clinton, Davenport, Dixon, LeClaire, Panorama Park and Riverdale. If y...

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Iowa American Water Invests $800,000 in Storage Tank Maintenance to Ensure System Reliabilityarrow

August 08, 2018

Work on elevated water storage tank in Clinton begins Davenport, Iowa. (August 8, 2018) – Maintenance work on Iowa American Water’s elevated water storage tank in Clinton begins this week with interior and exterior painting of the structure scheduled to begin soon. The tank, which is located on Circle Drive in Clinton, is being drained today in preparation for the work. Tank maintenance crews will complete external maintenance work prior to re-painting the tank’s exterior and interior surfaces. The over $800,000 project is expected to be complete by the beginning of November. “This work is necessary to extend the service life of our elevated storage tanks,” said Jim Runzer, Director of Operations. “Water tanks serve a vital role in our water distribution systems by enabling consistent water pressure in customers’ homes and businesses, pr...

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Iowa American Water Begins Water Main Flushing in Preparation for Tank Maintenance & Re-Painting in Clintonarrow

July 25, 2018

Isolated flushing and valve exercising will occur prior to Bluff Tank being taken out of service for maintenance work CLINTON, IA (JULY 24, 2018) Iowa American Water is conducting isolated water main flushing and valve turning for the next two weeks in preparation for maintenance and re-painting work on its Bluff Tank that is scheduled to begin August 6. This work is being done to flush or clean mineral deposits and sediment from water mains in the neighbourhoods surrounding the tank. Bluff Tank is located on Circle Drive near the intersection of Glendale Road. “This flushing is being done in advance of the tank maintenance work to maintain a high quality of water in the Clinton distribution system,” said Jarrek Lucke, operations superintendent for the Clinton district. The flushing and valve turning will occur near the 1600 and 1800 blocks of 8th Ave S, along the 10...

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Iowa American Water's $500,000 Investment in Storage Tank Maintenance Ensures System Reliabilityarrow

July 11, 2018

Work on elevated water storage tank begins in LeClaire Davenport, Iowa. (July 11, 2018) – Maintenance work on Iowa American Water’s elevated water storage tank in LeClaire begins this week with interior and exterior painting of the structure scheduled to begin soon. The tank, which is located near the intersection of Iowa Drive and S. 14th Street, is being drained today in preparation for the work. Tank maintenance crews will complete external maintenance work prior to re-painting the tank’s exterior and interior surfaces. The nearly $500,000 project is expected to be complete by the end of October. “This work is necessary to extend the service life of our elevated storage tanks,” said Jim Runzer, Director of Operations. “Water tanks serve a vital role in our water distribution systems by enabling consistent water pressure in customers’ ...

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IOWA AMERICAN WATER HELPS CUSTOMERS SAFELY AND SMARTLY SAVE WATER THIS SUMMERarrow

July 03, 2018

Tips and insights to use water wisely Davenport, IA (June 29, 2018) – Now that it’s officially summer and temperatures and humidity are on the rise, Iowa American Water is offering wise water use tips to help its customers safety and smartly save water. During a typical summer season, the average U.S. family can use anywhere from 1,000 to 3,000 gallons of water daily. Iowa American Water is offering customers and communities the knowledge, insights, tips and tools they need to be responsible water consumers this summer. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, most U.S. homeowners use two to four times more water during the summer months, with an estimated 50 percent of water used for outdoor purposes going to waste from evaporation, wind or runoff due to overwatering. “Summer months tend to be a very water-centric season. People have law...

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Iowa American Water’s Treatment Facility Celebrates Excellence in Workplace Safetyarrow

June 26, 2018

Employees reach eight-year safety milestone without OSHA-recordable incident DAVENPORT, IA (June 26, 2018) – Employees at Iowa American Water’s East River Station Treatment Facility celebrated a significant safety milestone today. Production and water quality employees at the company’s East River Station Treatment Facility have worked eight consecutive years or 2,920 days without experiencing any OSHA recordable incidents. “This is a true testament to the professional and safety-conscious team we have,” said Jim Runzer, director of operations. “They are committed not only to providing reliable, high quality water service to our customers in the Iowa Quad Cities but also to following all safety regulations and procedures to keep themselves, their co-workers and our neighbors and community safe.” Iowa American Water conducts regular safety...

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Iowa American Water to Award $8,000 to Four Local Watershed Projects through 2018 Environmental Grant Programarrow

June 01, 2018

Since program began in Iowa a decade ago, over $76,000 in grants have been awarded to projects that improve, restore or protect local watersheds DAVENPORT, IA (May 31, 2018) – Iowa American Water announced today that four local watershed initiatives will be awarded funding through the company’s 2018 Environmental Grant Program. The recipients will share grant funds totaling $8,000 for community projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds. “Our Environmental Grant Program is designed to help organizations carry out projects that benefit our waterways, raise awareness about the importance of water in our lives and promote community participation,” said Randy Moore, president of Iowa American Water. “We are pleased to support these worthwhile endeavors and extend our appreciation to the individuals and organizations that are making them happen.&rdq...

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