Missouri American Water Initiates Water Main Replacement Projects in St. Louis County Totaling More Than $30 Millionarrow

February 07, 2019

Dateline City: ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water is kicking off 2019 with plans to replace more than 85,000 feet of aging infrastructure in St. Louis County at an investment of more than $30 million. The projects cover water mains countywide, with start dates beginning immediately and running into the spring. “If you remember January 2018, Missouri American Water set a company record with more than 1,200 water main breaks in St. Louis County,” said Missouri American Water Manager of Operations - Construction Christopher Parrish. “Working to replace aging infrastructure like this is our effort to get ahead of the kinds of water main breaks that disrupt our customers’ lives. A new main is much less likely to break than ...

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Missouri American Water Announces Site Selection for a Proposed Water Reservoir.arrow

February 01, 2019

JOPLIN, MO. (February 1, 2019) – Missouri American Water has announced a final site recommendation for the proposed water reservoir. After extensive research and data analysis, Site C, the site east of I-49 has been selected. Missouri American Water will apply for a permit with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers within the next 30-60 days. The permit process could take up to two years. As part of this process, the USACE will be holding public meetings with dates and times to be determined. The reservoir is needed to address the critical and growing water supply shortage for the Joplin region. Since 2012, Missouri American Water’s Joplin Operation has come within hours of having to enact mandatory water conservation measures three times due to low flows in Shoal Creek. In addition, the aquifer used to supplement water supply during the summer months, has limited capacity. ...

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Missouri American Water Encourages Customers to Take Steps to Protect Water Pipesarrow

January 11, 2019

Dateline City: ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With snow and winter storms in the forecast, Missouri American Water is advising homeowners to make sure their homes are prepared for winter weather. The company is providing tips to prevent frozen pipes. Property owners in St. Louis are responsible for maintenance of the water service line running from the water main to the house, as well as any in-home piping, while in other parts of the state, the company owns the service line. Missouri American Water encourages residents to take the following precautions to reduce the risk of freezing and bursting pipes. Before frigid weather sets in: Know the location of your main water shut-off valve. If a pipe freezes, shut th...

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Missouri American Water Announces Acquisition of Rogue Creek Water and Wastewater Systemsarrow

December 20, 2018

Dateline City: ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water completed its acquisition of the Rogue Creek water and wastewater systems on December 14, adding approximately 85 new water and wastewater customers to its more than 460,000 statewide customers. Customers in Rogue Creek, a mostly a recreational community with higher summer water usage due to its large number of summer residents, is located southwest of St. Louis, about 10 miles north of Potosi. Customers there have long faced problems with their drinking water. The water system has battled elevated lead levels since 1994, with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) mandating well water in the region undergo lead removal. In the early 2000s, a treatment system and water softening system were installed to help clean the water. From 2007 until...

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Missouri American Water Proud to Support St. Louis Youth Sports Outreach, Led by Company Employee Billy Mayhall, Following Documentaryarrow

December 05, 2018

Dateline City: ST. LOUIS St. Louis Youth Sports Outreach featured on episode of Returning the Favor with Mike Rowe ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water is getting into the sports industry, thanks to a generous and enterprising employee. Missouri American Water is proud to announce a donation of $1,500 to support St. Louis Youth Sports Outreach (STLYSO), founded and led by company employee Billy Mayhall, following STLYSO’s appearance on the online documentary show Returning the Favor with Mike Rowe on Dec. 4. Media are invited to a check presentation ceremony between Missouri American Water and STLYSO at 1 p.m. on Dec. 6 at the STLYSO headquarters at 9424 Everman, Overl...

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Missouri American Water Awards 28 Fire Fighter Grants to Communities Throughout the Statearrow

November 20, 2018

Dateline City: JOPLIN, Mo. Funds used by local fire departments for necessary equipment and training JOPLIN, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water has awarded over $33,000 in Fire Fighter Grants to Fire Departments in communities throughout the state. The annual program provides grant opportunities to fire departments within Missouri American Water service territories, and exist to strengthen partnerships with local communities by providing financial assistance to the organizations that provide fire protection and emergency services. “As funding for local fire departments continues to be a struggle throughout the state, this grant program can assist in providing critical equipment and...

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Missouri American Water Finishes Project to Improve Sewer Lines; Plans to Upsize, Reroute Sewer Mains as Part of its Commitment to Arnoldarrow

November 14, 2018

Dateline City: ARNOLD, Mo. ARNOLD, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water is wrapping up one sewer project and planning for another in Arnold, Mo. at a combined cost of $2.7 million. The projects are part of the company’s commitment to invest $5 million in Arnold in the first four years after taking ownership in 2015. Missouri American Water is in the final stages of a project to line approximately 7,000 feet of sewer lines in the city with what is known as Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP). The lining strengthens existing lines and shores up any leaks. In addition, the company will soon begin upsizing and relocating portions of sewer lines in Arnold. That work is in the design phase, with construction tentatively scheduled to begin in ...

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Missouri American Water Plans $240,000 Investment on Secondary Basin Equipment Upgrade in Jefferson Cityarrow

November 12, 2018

Dateline City: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water is beginning work on a project to replace equipment in its secondary water treatment basin at its Jefferson City plant beginning on Nov. 9. The $240,000 project, scheduled to last through mid-December, will upgrade secondary flocculation equipment. This upgrade to the system’s treatment process will improve water quality and help the company to meet new, more stringent, water quality regulations while enhancing efficiency, system reliability, and plant safety. “The current equipment is more than 50 years old and replacement parts are obsolete and difficult or impossible to find,” said Curtis Wheat, senior supervisor of operations. “Some of the curren...

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Missouri American Water Named Recipient of WIFIA Loan for Projects That Benefit Customers in St. Louis County, Joplinarrow

November 01, 2018

Dateline City: ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water has been named a recipient of a loan from the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act project for two projects. The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014 (WIFIA) established the WIFIA program, a federal credit program administered by EPA for eligible water and wastewater infrastructure projects. The WIFIA program accelerates investment in our nation’s water infrastructure by providing long-term, low-cost supplemental loans for regionally and nationally significant projects. “These low-interest loans are a great mechanism to allow us to start and complete critical projects with better financing than previously available, all to benefit our custo...

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

October 31, 2018

Dateline City: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water has begun five projects to upgrade infrastructure in its Jefferson City district at a combined investment of approximately $1.45 million. Five water main projects, including replacements, relocations and installations, will ensure Missouri American Water continues to provide safe, reliable water service to customers in Jefferson City. Airport Road: Missouri American Water will be installing approximately 250 feet of new 6-inch PVC water main and retiring old main. Oil Well Rd: The company will be installing approximately 790 feet of new 8-inch PVC water main and replacing 1,975 feet of existing 4-inch main with new 8-inc...

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