Indiana American Water Encourages Safe Use of Fireworks to Reduce Water Pollutionarrow

July 03, 2018

GREENWOOD, Ind. (July 3, 2018) – Although fireworks displays are considered by most of us to be as patriotic as the American flag and apple pie, they can contaminate our lakes and waterways if not handled properly. Indiana American Water, the state’s largest investor-owned water utility, encourages everyone lighting off fireworks to keep them away from local water sources to help reduce the amount of contaminants entering Indiana’s waterways. Recent studies have shown that many fireworks and the waste they create, may contain certain compounds that can contaminate water supplies and present health concerns. This is especially important for Hoosiers, since Indiana is one of more than two dozen states that allows the use of most all types of consumer fireworks. In recent years, there have been many developments to create newer, greener pyrotechnics. However, a commo...

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Indiana American Water Kicks Off $45 Million Richmond Water Treatment Plant Upgradearrow

Indiana American Water Kicks Off $45 Million Richmond Water Treatment Plant Upgrade
June 26, 2018

Dateline City: RICHMOND, Ind. RICHMOND, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Indiana American Water, a subsidiary of American Water Company (NYSE: AWK), joined Richmond Mayor David Snow, community leaders and project partners at a ground breaking ceremony Monday, June 25, 2018 in Richmond, Ind. to kick off a major upgrade to the company’s water treatment facility on the city’s northeast side. The $45 million project includes construction of a new water treatment facility to replace the existing one located near Middlefork Reservoir on the city’s northeast side. The new facility will improve water quality and help the company to meet new, more stringent water quality regulations, reduce disinfection by-products in the finished drinking water and enhance plant safety. ...

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Indiana American Water Kicks Off Second Phase of Muncie Water Treatment Plant Upgradearrow

Indiana American Water Kicks Off Second Phase of Muncie Water Treatment Plant Upgrade
June 12, 2018

(Muncie, Ind., June 11, 2018) – Indiana American Water, a subsidiary of American Water Company (NYSE: AWK), today joined Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler, community leaders and project partners at a ground breaking ceremony in Muncie, Ind. to kick off the second phase of a major upgrade to the company’s water treatment facility on the city’s southeast side. The $23 million project will replace the existing White River intake and antiquated and obsolete raw water pumping facilities. It also includes significant upgrades to the treatment and disinfection process that will help the company to meet new more stringent water quality regulations, reduce disinfection by-products in the finished drinking water, and enhance plant safety.   “These investments in our treatment facility are a major step forward in delivering on our commitment to quality water service to ou...

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Consumer Confidence Reports Show Water from Indiana American Water Meets or Exceeds All Federal and State Standards for Drinking Waterarrow

May 24, 2018

GREENWOOD, Ind. (May 24, 2018) – Indiana American Water today announced that copies of its 2017 Consumer Confidence Reports (also known as your annual Water Quality Report) are now available online at https://amwater.com/inaw/water-quality/water-quality-reports. “We are pleased to report that the water supplied to our customers last year was of higher quality than required by state and federal drinking water regulations,” said Indiana American Water President Deborah Dewey. “Our consistently high water quality and the commitment we make to ensure it distinguishes us as a leading water supplier. “Our team of water quality and plant operation professionals works hard every day to ensure the highest quality water service for our customers,” said Dewey. “These results are a testament to their dedication and expertise.” The annual water...

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Indiana American Water Joins the Nation in Efforts to Elevate the Infrastructure Conversation and Mobilize Action During Infrastructure Weekarrow

May 24, 2018

GREENWOOD, Ind. (May 17, 2018) – In support of Infrastructure Week 2018, Indiana American Water is adding its voice to local advocacy conversations and taking steps to help customers better understand the toll that aging infrastructure is taking on their lives today as well as that of future generations. Indiana American Water is a subsidiary of American Water, which annually invests more than $1 billion nationwide to help address the most critical water infrastructure issues. Being held this year from May 14-21, Infrastructure Week is a national week of events, media coverage, education and issue advocacy designed to elevate infrastructure as a critical issue impacting America's economy, society, security and future. Central to Indiana American Water’s activities for the week, as well as year-round, is remedying America’s water and wastewater systems, which in 2...

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Indiana American Water Announces 2018 Environmental Grant Program Winnersarrow

May 11, 2018

GREENWOOD, Ind., (May 11, 2018) – Indiana American Water announced today that it is awarding $12,650 to four organizations across the state as part of its 2018 Environmental Grant Program. Winners include the City of Terre Haute, Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality, Floyd County Farm Bureau, and the Shelbyville High School Earth Club. Established in 2005, the company’s Environmental Grant Program offers funds for innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect the watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies in the communities it serves. “Although we received a dozen entries this year as a part of this program, we have selected four projects we felt best met the criteria and will have the greatest impact on local water sources in the areas we serve,” said Deborah Dewey, president of Indiana American Wa...

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Indiana American Water Celebrates Drinking Water Week, Encourages Customers to Protect Water Sourcesarrow

May 09, 2018

Greenwood, Ind. (May 9, 2018) – In recognition of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Drinking Water Week, Indiana American Water is encouraging consumers to learn more about their local water source, gain a deeper appreciation for the value of quality drinking water and be more empowered to do their part in protecting the planet’s most precious natural resource. Centered on the theme Protect the Source, Drinking Water Week is observed nationwide May 6-12, offering water professionals and the communities they serve opportunities to join together in recognizing the vital role water plays in their daily lives. “In the four decades since Drinking Water Week was first observed, the challenges of providing quality water have evolved right along with the evolution of society and life,” said Indiana American Water President Deborah Dewey. “While some of ...

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Indiana American Water Reminds Customers That Each Drop Adds Up During Fix a Leak Weekarrow

March 20, 2018

Greenwood, Ind. (March 20, 2018) - Indiana American Water announced today that it is partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to promote Fix a Leak Week, which runs March 19-25. The national campaign, part of the EPA’s WaterSense program, raises awareness about small leaks and other water waste that might be occurring within homes. Across the U.S., EPA estimates that U.S. households waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water due to leaks and that the average household could cut 10 percent off their water bill by spending a couple of hours every few months checking for and repairing these leaks.

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Indiana American Water Acquires Georgetown Water System in Southern Indianaarrow

November 17, 2017

Dateline City: GREENWOOD, Ind. Sale will result in lower rates for Georgetown residents GREENWOOD, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Indiana American Water President Deborah Dewey today announced the company’s acquisition of Georgetown Water, a municipal water utility located in southern Indiana. The purchase of the system adds approximately 1,300 customers to the company’s customer base, which represents a population of approximately 3,500 residents. “The acquisition of this system will provide Georgetown customers with lower rates and access to operations and capital management water professionals and a number of customer service options and payment methods,” said Dewey. “Indiana American Water already provi...

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Indiana American Water warns of water pollution from improper prescription drug disposalarrow

October 27, 2017

GREENWOOD, Ind. -- Instead of flushing old medicines down the drain, Indiana American Water is encouraging customers and all Indiana residents to help eliminate water pollution by participating in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, October 28, 2017, between 10am and 2pm at DEA approved sites. Prescription drugs when flushed or thrown away can make their way into Hoosier water sources throughout the state, potentially negatively impacting aquatic life, vegetation and wastewater treatment facilities. "We encourage anyone with unused or expired medication to securely drop them off at one of the DEA sites," said Deborah Dewey, Indiana American Water President. "We must keep these items out of our waterways to ensure we keep Indiana’s water resources clean." Although a publication from Harvard Med...

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