Alton, Cairo and East St. Louis Water Treatment Plants Honored with Partnership for Safe Water 15-Year Director Award
BELLEVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water’s Alton, Cairo and East St. Louis Water
Treatment Plants and their water quality teams earned the Directors
Award of Recognition from the Partnership
for Safe Water for maintaining Phase III certification for 15 years.
The awards, which honor the efforts in continuously optimizing treatment
plant and distribution system operation and performance, were presented
during the 2018 American
Water Works Association (AWWA) Annual Conference.
The Partnership is a voluntary initiative developed by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), AWWA and other water
organizations to recognize water suppliers that consistently achieve
water treatment standards which are more stringent than EPA regulatory
requirements. As a member of the Partnership for Safe Water, Illinois
American Water demonstrates its commitment to voluntarily providing
drinking water of a quality better than is required by federal standards.
“We hold ourselves to the highest standards in delivering clean, safe,
high-quality drinking water to our customers while also providing water
service that is reliable and affordable," said Bruce Hauk, Illinois
American Water President. "These awards highlight the more stringent
guidelines met by our water quality experts to ensure our customers
receive the best product possible.”
Illinois American Water is one of only nine Illinois-based water
utilities participating in the Partnership for Safe Water program. All
of Illinois American Water’s participating water treatment plants have
been recognized for water quality excellence. In addition to Alton,
Cairo and East St. Louis, the 15-Year Phase III Directors Award was
previously awarded in Peoria, Pontiac, Granite City and Streator.
Illinois American Water’s water quality experts and plant operators
monitor water quality around the clock to ensure water meets stringent
drinking water guidelines. Water is tested at every stage of the
treatment process and throughout the distribution system to ensure the
highest-quality product to customers. The source and quality of drinking
water for each water system can be found in the company’s annual Water
About Illinois American Water – Illinois American Water, a
subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned
water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water
and/or wastewater services to approximately 1.3 million people. American
Water also operates a customer service center in Alton and a quality
control and research laboratory in Belleville. With a history dating
back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically
diverse U.S. publicly-traded water and wastewater utility company. The
company employs more than 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide
regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related
services to over 14 million people in 45 states and Ontario, Canada.
American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water
services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For
more information, visit amwater.com
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