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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Missouri American Water encourages customers to sign up for emergency notification systemarrow

July 09, 2019

ST. LOUIS (July 3, 2019) – Missouri American Water has had two boil advisories in St. Louis County in the past two weeks. Unfortunately, not all the company’s customers are receiving the notifications the company sends out during these emergencies. Missouri American Water is encouraging customers to update their contact information, and to select their preferred communication method, so the company can inform them of planned outages, construction in their area and emergency notifications such as precautionary boil advisories. Missouri American Water uses a high-speed mass notification system called “CODE RED” for the purposes of emergency customer communication. Customers can select to be notified by phone, phone and text or email. “This is a very effective way to inform our customers of not only emergency situations, but of planned outages due to w...

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Missouri American Water Names Ken Franklin as Manager of Government Relationsarrow

June 18, 2019

Dateline City: ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water is proud to announce the hiring of Ken Franklin as its Manager of Government Relations. He will be responsible for managing key relationships with local governments and community stakeholders in the St. Louis region. Franklin brings to the company more than two decades of knowledge and experience in government and politics. Most recently he served as Vice President of Governmental Relations and Policy Initiatives at Bi-State Development. He also founded McKinley Franklin Global LLC and worked as Deputy Director for the Board of Election Commissioners in the City of St. Louis and for Missouri’s Office of Equal Opportunity. In addition to his professional roles, Franklin ...

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Missouri American Water Names Grant Evitts as Vice President of Operationsarrow

June 11, 2019

Dateline City: ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grant Evitts has accepted the position of Vice President of Operations for Missouri American Water, effective June 17. In his new role, Evitts will lead Water Quality, Field Operations, Production and Maintenance teams across the state. He will report to President Debbie Dewey. Evitts has been an employee of American Water for 30 years, holding positions in both Illinois and Missouri. Most recently, he served as the senior director of Field Operations and Production in St. Louis, where he led more than 450 employees. Prior to that, Evitts was the senior manager of Field Operations and Production in the Southern Division of Illinois American Water. Evitts is currently enrolled in the Bachelor o...

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Missouri American Water Investments in New Water Main Improves Fire Protection in North Joplinarrow

May 08, 2019

Project adding over 6000 Feet of Water Line Replacement and Upgrades made in North Joplin highlighted during National Drinking Water Week. Joplin, MO. (May 7, 2019) – Missouri American Water is continuing to replace and upgrade older water mains in North Joplin. The sections being replaced are in areas that have been prone to repeated water main breaks. The older 2-inch water pipe, originally installed in the 1950’s are being replaced with new 8-inch water pipe. These upgrades not only improve water service reliability, but also significantly improve fire protection. “Without an adequate supply of water, our ability to quickly extinguish a fire is hampered,” said Joplin Fire Chief James Furgerson.” “We value our working relationship with Missouri American Water and the investments they have made throughout various parts of the city to not only ad...

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