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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Missouri American Water Helps to Protect the Source During Drinking Water Weekarrow

May 06, 2019

Dateline City: ST. LOUIS Company releases annual Consumer Confidence Report with data about water quality ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water is proud of its water quality, and the company will be using an awareness “holiday” to help its customers and the public to understand exactly why. In recognition of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Drinking Water Week 2019, Missouri American Water is implementing a communications campaign that seeks to recognize the vital role water plays in everyday lives. The company also wants its customers and the public to understand how to protect and preserve our world’s most precious natural resource. Drinking Water Week will be obs...

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Missouri American Water Plans $650,000 Wastewater Facility Upgrade in Eugenearrow

April 15, 2019

Dateline City: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Company is using innovative solution to meet new regulations at lower cost JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water is beginning work on a project to upgrade the existing wastewater lagoons at its Lake Carmel wastewater treatment facility beginning in late April 2019. The $650,000 project, scheduled to last through August 2019, will upgrade the facility’s treatment process with the Triplepoint’s NitrOx system to remove ammonia from the wastewater. This will help the company meet new more stringent water quality regulations and improve the quality of water in Clark Fork. “The NitrOx system is an innovative technology,” said Rob...

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Missouri American Water Makes $850,000 Investment to Upgrade Valves, Perform Other Work at Primary St. Louis Treatment Plantarrow

April 08, 2019

Dateline City: ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water is putting the finishing touches on an important project at the largest water treatment plant in St. Louis. The company is wrapping up the replacement of two valves, adding hydrants and replacing water main at its Central Plant, serving most of St. Louis County, in Chesterfield. The project is designed to provide intra-plant redundancy and improve the efficiency with which future repairs and maintenance can be performed at the plant. The project cost $850,000 to complete over several weeks following nearly three years of planning. “Infrastructure is more than the water mains running beneath the streets of St. Louis,” said Kurt Smith, engineer for Missouri American Water...

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Missouri American Water Begins Work to Replace $2.7 Million Sewer Interceptor in Arnoldarrow

April 01, 2019

Dateline City: ARNOLD, Mo. ARNOLD, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water has begun work on a project to replace approximately 4,000 feet of sewer main in Arnold. The project primarily runs through backyard easements at Shady Court and heads in a northeast direction before crossing Shady Drive and eventually turning to the southeast near Pheasant Run Drive and ending near the Meramec River. The overall project will cost approximately $2.7 million. The company will install PVC, Hobas within a steel casing pipe, and ductile iron sewer main, in sizes ranging from 15 inches through 24 inches on the interceptor and additional 8-inch PVC and ductile iron pipe for collector sewers. “This has been a known problem area,” said Mark ...

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Missouri American Water Begins Work to Paint Hydrants in Maryland Heightsarrow

March 29, 2019

Dateline City: MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water has begun work to paint fire hydrants in Maryland Heights. The company has contracted with Whitehead Brothers LLC to paint roughly 400 hydrants in and around Maryland Heights installed prior to 1970. The hydrant painting process involves sandblasting the hydrants to remove old paint, painting the hydrant with a primer, which is white, and then returning days later to apply a fresh coat of paint to the hydrant. “A lot of people don’t realize that the hydrant cap color directly corresponds to the main size and therefore we cannot customize hydrants,” said Bethany Jenkins, operations supervisor for Missouri American Water. “Residents...

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