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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Missouri American Water Beginning Three Infrastructure Upgrade Projects in Jefferson Cityarrow

March 25, 2019

Dateline City: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water has begun three projects to upgrade infrastructure in its Jefferson City district at a combined investment of approximately $1.3 million. The three water main projects, including replacements, additions and upsized mains, will ensure Missouri American Water continues to provide safe, reliable water service to customers in Jefferson City. Dunklin Street – In conjunction with bridge work, Missouri American Water will be replacing 1,400 feet of 10-inch cast iron with 12-inch PVC water main. The goal is to improve water pressure for customers in the area, and to work in conjunction with city planning with regard to road projects. In addi...

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Missouri American Water Sets Out to Save Homeowners Money on Their Water Bills During the EPA’s Fix a Leak Week, March 18-24arrow

March 18, 2019

Dateline City: ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water is leveraging the nationwide awareness campaign taking place during the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Fix a Leak Week in order to advance local water conservation goals as well as provide a savings to homeowners, property owners and businesses in the communities it serves. The annual Fix a Leak Week is a campaign organized by the EPA’s WaterSense program and this year will be observed from March 18-24. The national campaign helps to raise awareness about small leaks and other water issues that may waste water within homes. Missouri American Water is taking the campaign one step further to emphasize the huge impact individuals and businesses can make by, in essence...

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Missouri American Water Names Debbie Dewey as Its New Presidentarrow

March 13, 2019

Dateline City: ST. LOUIS Cheryl Norton to lead American Water’s Eastern Division ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water announced today it has named Debbie Dewey its new president, effective March 25, 2019. Dewey replaces Cheryl Norton, who has been named senior vice president of American Water’s Eastern Division and president of New Jersey American Water. “We are so pleased to see both Cheryl and Debbie take on new expanded roles at American Water,” said American Water’s chief operating officer, Walter Lynch. “We thank Cheryl for her leadership in Missouri and are excited for Debbie to join the Missouri team. Debbie has been a great asset to Indiana and Michigan American Water. With ...

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Missouri American Water Plans $650,000 Pipeline Upgrade in St. Louis Countyarrow

March 04, 2019

Dateline City: ST. LOUIS Project will replace main that broke beneath Interstate 270 in August 2018 ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water has begun work on a project to replace approximately 400 feet of water main in St. Louis County beneath Interstate 270 near Sappington Road at a cost of approximately $650,000. The company will install ductile iron water main within a steel casing pipe, replacing a water main that failed in August 2018 and snarled traffic on Interstate 270. The new main will improve service reliability in the area. “When the main broke last summer, it created a real traffic nightmare for commuters on Interstate 270 for a few hours, though thankfully...

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