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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Missouri American Water to Conduct Smoke Testing of Sanitary Sewer lines in Lawson, MO.arrow

October 25, 2019

Testing will run over the next two weeks as part of ongoing efforts to improve the sanitary sewer system. Lawson, Mo. (October 25, 2019) – Missouri American Water is scheduled to begin smoke testing of the sanitary sewers in Lawson, MO the week of October 28. TREKK Design Group. LLC has been retained by Missouri American Water to conduct the testing. The smoke is non-toxic, non-staining, odorless, white to gray in color, creates no fire hazard and is not harmful to pets. Contractors have been leaving door tags at residences and buildings with more detailed information. The smoke will not enter a residence/building unless there is defective plumbing in the location or dried up drain traps. If smoke is detected, customers are advised to ventilate the room with an open window or door. Customers can also notify the field technician on site, or call 816-835-9680. Customers can ...

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A Ton of Recycling: Missouri American Water Employees Recycle More Than 2,000 Lbs. of Personal Electronicsarrow

September 23, 2019

Dateline City: ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--From a 1990s-era cell phone to an old water heater, Missouri American Water employees in the St. Louis area recycled electronics small and large during an event in early September. In partnership with Midwest Recycle Center and as a member of the St. Louis Green Business Challenge, employees with Missouri American Water were encouraged throughout September to bring in household electronics to be recycled. That recycling drive led to more than 2,000 lbs. of material being diverted from landfills, or cobweb-filled basements, and recycled. “I’m very pleased with our employees’ turnout, and I look forward to future collection events,” said Hannah Korte-Runge, senior water quality and environmental compliance specialist and leader of Missouri American Water’s green team. “This was...

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Missouri American Water Breaking Ground on New Service Center to Serve Jefferson City, Surrounding Communitiesarrow

September 16, 2019

Dateline City: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water will be breaking ground today on a new $4.3 million service center to serve Jefferson City and surrounding communities. Missouri American Water officials and local dignitaries will be on hand for a 1 p.m. ceremony to break ground on the new service center at 320 Hoover Rd. in Jefferson City. “This new service center will optimize Jefferson City staff operations and maintenance functions to better support our growing customer base and make way for necessary improvements at our treatment plant,” said Missouri American Water President Debbie Dewey. “There will be new laboratory space, conference rooms – including the largest conference room at Missouri American Water capable of hosting large, centralized meetings – and space for safely...

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Rare Spider Species Discovered at Missouri American Water Plantarrow

September 06, 2019

Dateline City: ST. LOUIS In St. Louis area, Crossopriza Lyoni had only previously been found at Missouri Botanical Garden ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--If you’re a spider that loves eating mosquitoes and gnats, you would be hard-pressed to find a better home than a water treatment plant. Apparently that is the case for the species crossopriza lyoni, which has been found at Missouri American Water’s Central Plant in Chesterfield on the banks of the Missouri River. It is only the second documented location of the spider in the St. Louis area, after the Missouri Botanical Garden. “The water treatment plant provides a humid, stable environment in which this species, only recently found in Missouri, can thrive,” said David Bruns of the Missouri Department of Conservation. “Al...

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Missouri American Water Installing New Water Pipe to Enhance Water System Reliabilityarrow

August 28, 2019

Dateline City: JOPLIN, Mo. JOPLIN, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water is adding new water main to the distribution system. Employees are currently installing approximately 2000 feet of 8-inch water pipe to improve water system reliability. The water system in Joplin currently has over 500 miles of water pipe underground delivering water to areas homes and businesses. “We are continuing to not only replace and upgrade older water pipes, but also adding new sections to enhance the water system allowing us to improve service reliability,” said Matthew Barnhart, Senior Operations Manager Southwest Region. “We continue to research ways to make the system both more reliable, and more efficient.” Missouri American Water Crews are currently installing pipe along east 20th Street, west of the Duquesne Roundabout. Installation...

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Missouri American Water Announces 2019 Firefighter Grant Programarrow

August 15, 2019

Dateline City: JOPLIN, Mo. Program offered to fire departments in communities served by Missouri American Water JOPLIN, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water is accepting applications for its 2019 Firefighter Grant Program. Through this program, the company provides financial assistance to fire and emergency organizations serving communities in its service areas. According to Debbie Dewey, president of Missouri American Water, the Firefighter Grant Program is an excellent opportunity for Missouri American Water to support fire protection efforts. She said, “As funding for local fire departments continues to be a struggle throughout the state, this grant program can assist in providing critical equipment and training needed by fire fighters. As the water provide...

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Missouri American Water to Temporarily Close Part of Maguire Street to Work on Water Main Replacement Projectarrow

August 01, 2019

WHAT: Missouri American Water will be closing a portion of Maguire Street in order to safely work on the installation of a new water main. Customers will be notified via our emergency notification system, and information will be available on our website (www.missouriamwater.com) and our social media pages. WHEN & WHERE: Beginning Sunday, August 4 at 4:00 am, Maguire Street (Business 13) will be closed at the Intersection of Maguire and Gay Street. All traffic will be detoured to North College Street at Courtland Avenue for the southbound lane and East Market Street for the northbound lane. There will also be a temporary interruption in water service in the immediate area of the construction. This should not last more than two hours. WHY: Replacing aging water mains ensures reliable water service continues. This project on Gay Street is replacing 1400 feet of 4-inch water main w...

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Missouri American Water Reminds Customers to Conserve Water as Temperatures Risearrow

July 18, 2019

Dateline City: ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With temperatures expected to rise across the region, reaching into the 90s this week and weekend, with heat indices above 100, Missouri American Water reminds customers to use water wisely. “This time of year, people use water in a variety of different ways, from watering gardens and lawns, to swimming and washing cars, and Missouri American Water wants to remind customers to conserve water whenever possible,” said Grant Evitts, vice president of operations for Missouri American Water. “While it may not seem like there is any limit to the amount of water in Missouri given recent flooding, the fact remains that using water wisely is best for the environment and can prevent a high water bill.” Missouri American Water offers the following tips to help consumers use water more e...

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