Missouri American Water Continues Essential Work to Provide Safe and Reliable Drinking Water in St. Louis County Amidst COVID-19 Public Health Emergencyarrow

April 03, 2020

Pipeline replacements and other planned system improvements necessary to provide reliable water service ST. LOUIS – Amidst the current COVID-19 public health emergency, Missouri American Water is continuing its essential work to provide safe and reliable drinking water to St. Louis County customers. Missouri American Water has taken steps to continue its work safely and in accordance with all federal, state and local directives. Water utilities are part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s “critical infrastructure sectors,” as safe drinking water is critical to protecting public health. “Our customers count on us every day to deliver safe, clean, and reliable water, which is why we’re continuing essential work to operate and maintain our system. This work includes the replacement of aging water mains that have a history of breaking an...

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Missouri American Water to Invest $15 Million in Water Main Replacements in Webster Groves Through 2023arrow

February 24, 2020

Dateline City: ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water is working to keep its safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water flowing in Webster Groves with an investment of $15 million in water main replacements there through 2023. Some of the larger projects include: Big Bend Blvd., which will see more than 3,300 feet of 4- and 6-inch main dating from the 1920s replaced with 16-inch ductile iron main from S. Berry to W. Glendale. S. Rock Hill Rd from Reavis Place to W Rose Ave., which will see more than 2,000 feet of 8-inch main from the 1950s replaced with 12-inch PVC main Atalanta Ave. from N. Bompart Ave. to Summit Ave., which will see more than 1,600 feet of 4-inch main from the 1920s replaced with 8-inch PVC main E. Lockwood Ave. from N. Gore to Bompart will see more than ...

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Missouri American Water Provides Badly Needed Improvements to Wastewater System at Rogue Creekarrow

December 16, 2019

Dateline City: ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Rogue Creek wastewater system, now served by Missouri American Water, is about to become much more efficient. The company is wrapping up more than $350,000 in upgrades to the wastewater system, including new sewer lines, safety system improvements, and new electrical equipment. “When a water or sewer system has been neglected and under-invested in for years, as was the case in Rogue Creek, it usually needs quite a bit of work to get it back into compliance and running properly,” said Debbie Dewey, president of Missouri American Water. “We are proud that Missouri American Water can help struggling systems improve their safety and reliability while keeping rates affordable due to our strong technical expertise and economies of scale.” Many components of the Rogue Creek Wa...

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Missouri American Water Wins Third Place in St. Louis Green Business Challenge arrow

December 06, 2019

Dateline City: ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Green Business Challenge team at Missouri American Water is celebrating a prestigious distinction. St. Louis Green Business Challenge organizers recognized Missouri American Water’s work in environmental sustainability Friday by honoring the company with an Award of Merit for third place in the Challenge’s Champion level. Since the Challenge launched in 2010, 233 companies, non-profits and municipalities have joined the Challenge. “Missouri American Water has been a longtime Challenge participant, but this year they really stepped up their game with new and innovative environmental stewardship programs,” said Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager for the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden, which runs the St. Louis Green Business Challenge. “It is terrific to ...

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Missouri American Water Investing $11 Million to Replace Aging Switchgear at Its Largest Water Treatment Plantarrow

December 02, 2019

Dateline City: ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water is replacing aging switchgear vital to providing electrical power to pumps at the company’s largest water treatment plant. At the Missouri American Water Central Plant in Chesterfield, the company is building a new high service switchgear, which provides six pumps on the site with starting power and serves as a type of fuse box for the pumps. The $11 million project will continue through December 2020 and has been designed to prevent interruptions in water service to customers. “Our Central Treatment Plant originally dates back to 1902, and we have to continually invest in it to maintain safety and reliability as it ages,” said Debbie Dewey, president of Missouri American Water. “Losing power at our largest treatment plant, which serves about 60 perc...

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Missouri American Water Plans Pipeline Upgrades on Multiple Streets in Mexicoarrow

November 27, 2019

Dateline City: MEXICO, Mo. MEXICO, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water is investing in three projects to upgrade water mains in its Mexico district as the company wraps up 2019. Three water main projects with a combined investment of more than $800,000 will help enhance water service reliability to customers in Mexico. Each of the mains selected for replacement has a history of breaks and was originally installed in the 1940s or 1950s. Lakeview Road: Missouri American Water is replacing the old raw water main in the system from well No. 3 at Lakeview Park Lake to South Western Ave. North Jefferson: From West Orange to Lakenan Street, the company will be installing 2,800 feet of 8-inch PVC main that will be replacing the current 6-inch cast iron main. North Washington and Schopp: The company will be installing 650...

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Missouri American Water Plans Pipeline Upgrades on Two Streets in Jefferson Cityarrow

November 26, 2019

Dateline City: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water has initiated two projects to upgrade water main in Jefferson City, investing $550,000. The two water main projects, which will replace and upsize the pipes, will enhance the reliability of water service Missouri American Water provides to its customers. Adams Street – Missouri American Water will be replacing more than 525 feet of 4-inch cast iron pipe with 8-inch PVC water main on Adams Street from East Capitol Ave to East High Street. This was the only stretch of main in the area not already served by an 8-inch main, so upsizing the old pipe will improve service and safety by increasing fire flow. West McCarty Street – Missouri American Water will be replacing 1,475 feet of 1950s era 6-inch cast iron with new 8-inch PVC on Wes...

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Missouri American Water Donating Land to Monarch Fire Protection Districtarrow

November 22, 2019

Dateline City: ST. LOUIS Ribbon-cutting event scheduled for Nov. 22 at Monarch training facility ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water is donating more than 3.2 acres of land to the Monarch Fire Protection District, with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the change of ownership to be held on Friday, November 22. In addition to the donated land, Monarch will be given license to use an additional 1.9 adjacent acres, for a total of more than five acres of use. The land to be donated is located at 911 John Pellet Ct. in Chesterfield, next door to Missouri American Water’s Central Treatment Plant, and is already the site of a Monarch training facility. The fire protection district has leased the land from Missouri American Water for $100 annually since 20...

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Missouri American Water Upgrading Critical St. Louis County Pump Stationarrow

November 11, 2019

Dateline City: ST. LOUIS Mid-century Stratmann Pump Station moves water from treatment plant into county ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A vital pump station in the St. Louis County water system is receiving an upgrade. The Stratmann Pump Station, adjacent to the Missouri American Water St. Louis County Service Center on Olive Boulevard in Creve Coeur, is undergoing needed upgrades to replace infrastructure from the 1940s and 50s. The project began in June and will run through the end of 2020 at an expected cost of $21 million. “The Stratmann Pump Station is one of the most critical pump stations in the St. Louis County water system,” said Missouri American Water engineer Matt Jaspering. “It takes drinking water from Central Plant along the Missouri River in Maryland Heigh...

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Missouri American Water Investing More Than $3 Million to Replace Aging Water Mains in Florissantarrow

November 04, 2019

Dateline City: ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water is replacing more than 12,000 feet of 1950s-era water main in Florissant. The company will be installing approximately 6,600 feet of 12-inch PVC water main on Lindsay Lane from Shackleford Road to Patterson Road at an estimated cost of $1.65 million. The company also is installing approximately 5,750 feet of 12-inch PVC water main on Mullanphy Lane from Shackelford Road to Patterson Road at an estimated cost of $1.44 million. Both projects replace 8-inch cast iron main that has been prone to breaks and therefore interruptions to customer water service. Both projects are anticipated to be completed in January, with restoration of disturbed lands complete by April, pending weather. “Continuous investment in our local water infrastructure is critical fo...

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