Chemical Spill at U.S. Steel Midwest in Portage Prompts Precautionary Ogden Dunes Water Treatment Facility Shutdown in Northwest Indiana arrow

August 20, 2019

(GARY, Ind., August 20, 2019) – Indiana American Water has issued the following statement regarding a chemical spill Tuesday morning into Burns Ditch at the U.S. Steel facility in Portage, Ind. Due to a chemical spill on Tuesday morning, August 20, 2019 into Burns Ditch at a U.S. Steel facility in Portage, Ind., Indiana American Water has shut down its Ogden Dunes treatment facility as a precautionary measure after being notified by representatives of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) of the spill earlier today. Indiana American Water uses water from two Lake Michigan intakes as source water in northwest Indiana, including the facility at Ogden Dunes and the larger Borman Park water treatment plant located in Gary, Ind. Indiana American Water performs continuous real-time monitoring at our Ogden Dunes treatment facility, and although we have seen no...

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Indiana American Water Breaks Ground on Water System Infrastructure Serving Shelbyville, Ind.arrow

Indiana American Water Breaks Ground on Water System Infrastructure Serving Shelbyville, Ind.
August 09, 2019

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (August 9, 2019) – Indiana American Water, a subsidiary of American Water Company (NYSE: AWK), today announced it is investing $17.6 million to add additional water treatment capacity, storage, and pumping and water transmission capabilities to its Shelbyville, Ind. system “Shelbyville has grown over the last decade since we built the London Road water treatment facility in western Shelby County,” said Indiana American Water President Matt Prine. “The plant was placed in service in 2009 to serve our customers in Johnson County and was built so it could be easily expanded and eventually connected to our Shelbyville system as demand increased there.  We have seen significant growth in demand since that time, and these investments will help us to continue to meet Shelbyville’s need for a high-quality source of water.” The investment...

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Indiana American Water Settlement Agreement Approved by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission arrow

June 28, 2019

Dateline City: GREENWOOD, Ind. Rate order covers more than $542 million in infrastructure improvements GREENWOOD, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Indiana American Water today announced that the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has approved a stipulation and settlement agreement with the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor and several other interested parties regarding the company’s rate request filed in September 2018. Details of the agreement are contained in an order issued on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by the IURC. “We appreciate the cooperation of the Office of Utility Consumer Counselor and other interested parties in this proceeding to work toward and reach a negotiated settlement in this case,” said Indiana American Water President Matt Prine. “We believe the t...

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Indiana American Water Moving Forward with Lake Station Water Acquisition after Favorable Appeals Court Rulingarrow

June 27, 2019

(GREENWOOD, Ind., June 27, 2019) –Indiana American Water today announced it is moving forward with its acquisition of the Lake Station water system after a favorable ruling on June 26, 2019 from the Indiana Court of Appeals.  The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor and two other communities, the City of Crown Point and the Town of Schererville, appealed the August 2018 approval by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission of the $20.68 million sale. The Court of Appeals agreed with and affirmed the IURC approval. “We are obviously pleased with the ruling from the Indiana Court of Appeals and look forward to closing on the acquisition as soon as possible,” said Indiana American Water President Matt Prine. “We will be doing a complete evaluation of the Lake Station system upon closing and are committed to providing our new customers in Lake Station ...

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Indiana American Water Cuts Ribbon for Treatment Plant Upgrade in Terre Haute, Ind.arrow

June 25, 2019

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (June 25, 2019) – Indiana American Water, a subsidiary of American Water Company (NYSE: AWK), today released details of a nearly $6 million upgrade to its water treatment facilities in Terre Haute, Ind. at a ribbon cutting ceremony with Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett, community leaders, and project partners. “Access to plentiful, quality water resources has played a key role in the success of the Wabash Valley for many years,” said Indiana American Water President Matt Prine. “Since our company purchased the Terre Haute system nearly a century ago, we have made significant investments to ensure we are able to meet the needs of the area, and this project will allow us to continue do that in a reliable way for many years to come.” The project includes replacing four 95-year old gravity water filters at the company’s Terre Haute wa...

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Indiana American Water Wins American Water Works Association's Wendell R. LaDue Utility Safety Awardarrow

June 21, 2019

GREENWOOD, Ind. (June 21, 2019) – Indiana American Water, a subsidiary of American Water Company (NYSE: AWK), today announced it won the Wendell R. LaDue Class III (100-500 employees) Utility Safety Award from the American Water Works Association (AWWA). The award was presented during the AWWA’s Annual Conference & Exposition in Denver last week.  “There is nothing more important than ensuring our employees make it home every day in the same condition that they come to work,” said Indiana American Water President Matthew Prine. “We appreciate our employees’ dedication to working safely and are honored to accept this award on their behalf.” The award, established in honor of Wendell R. LaDue, an Akron, Ohio water utility employee for more than four decades starting in 1919, recognizes distinguished water utility safety programs. As ...

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Indiana American Water Breaks Ground on New Water Treatment Facilities in Noblesvillearrow

Indiana American Water Breaks Ground on New Water Treatment Facilities in Noblesville
June 05, 2019

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (June 5, 2019) – Indiana American Water, a subsidiary of American Water Company (NYSE: AWK), today released details on an $18 million project that adds additional capacity and water treatment capabilities to its Noblesville, Ind. system. The project includes construction of a new water treatment facility and an additional groundwater well at a wellfield located on the city’s north side along Allisonville Road. “Noblesville has consistently been one of the fastest growing of all the communities we serve around the state,” said Indiana American Water President Matt Prine. “A high-quality source of water is a key factor for any successful community, and this project enables us to continue to meet the needs of a growing Noblesville.” The project, which will be completed early next year includes construction of a new water treatment ...

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Indiana American Water Schedules Open House for Charlestown Water Customersarrow

May 14, 2019

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (May 8, 2019) – Indiana American Water today announced it has scheduled an open house for its customers in Charlestown, Ind. The company acquired the system from the City of Charlestown earlier this year and provides water service to approximately 2,900 water customers, which represents a population of more than 7,800 residents. The open house will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Charlestown Arts and Enrichment Center, 999 Water Street, Charlestown, Ind. Representatives from Indiana American Water will be on hand to meet with customers and provide details on a number of local initiatives, including plans for infrastructure investment and operational enhancements for the system and billing and payment options available to customers. Customers are encouraged to show up anytime during the two-hour period to learn more about the c...

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Indiana American Water Helps Protect Hoosiers Against the Dangers of Improper Prescription Drug Disposalarrow

April 25, 2019

GREENWOOD, Ind. (April 24, 2019) –Indiana American Water is joining forces with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to encourage Indiana residents to clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in unused or expired medications safely and anonymously at local collection sites this Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For those who can’t participate, the awareness campaign also includes information on how to properly dispose of these items at home. “Far too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands and into our precious water sources, potentially harming the environment or friends and family members,” said Indiana American Water President Matthew Prine. “According to the DEA, more than 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs in 2017, with a majority of the drugs comin...

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Indiana American Water Schedules Open House for Sheridan Water & Wastewater Customersarrow

April 16, 2019

GREENWOOD, Ind. (April 16, 2019) – Indiana American Water today announced it has scheduled an open house for its customers in Sheridan, Ind. The company acquired the systems from the Town of Sheridan late last year and provides water and wastewater service to more than 2,500 water and wastewater customers, which represents a population of more than 3,000 residents. The open house will be held on Monday, April 29, 2019 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Sheridan Community Center, 300 E. 6th Street in Sheridan, Ind. Representatives from Indiana American Water will be on hand to meet with customers and provide details on a number of local initiatives, including its plans for infrastructure investment and operational enhancements for the systems, billing and payment options available to customers, and the company’s plans to replace lead water service lines in Sheridan. Customers are...

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