Kentucky American Water Recognized for Excellence in Water Quality by Partnership for Safe Water

Company demonstrates outstanding commitment to delivering high-quality drinking water to customers

LEXINGTON, Ky., (July 31, 2023) – Kentucky American Water is proud to announce the achievement of three Partnership for Safe Water awards. The awards, which honor efforts in continuously optimizing water treatment plant operation and performance, were recently announced by the American Water Works Association.

“We’re honored to have received these recognitions because they demonstrate our commitment to high standards in delivering clean, safe, quality drinking water to our customers while also providing water service that is reliable and affordable,” said Andy Lewis, vice president of operations for Kentucky American Water. “It’s a testament to our dedicated employees who work hard every day to provide our customers with high-quality water and a culture focused on continuous improvement.”

 As a member of the Partnership for Safe Water, Kentucky American Water demonstrates its commitment to improve the quality of drinking water delivered to customers by optimizing its system operations.

Long-term achievements of partners are celebrated with awards for maintaining consistent high-quality performance and commitment to optimization at the treatment plant. At Kentucky American Water, two plants – the company’s Kentucky River Station I and Richmond Road Station water treatment plants – received recognition for maintaining the Phase III Directors Award for Treatment for 25 years, and one plant – the Kentucky River Station II at Hardin’s Landing water treatment plant, which began operation in 2010 – was recognized for maintaining the Phase III Directors Award for Treatment for 5 years.

Nationally, just over 500 surface water treatment plants are part of the Partnership for Safe Water Program for treatment, a voluntary effort that is designed to increase protection against microbial contamination through treatment optimization. 


Kentucky American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to approximately half a million people. For more information, visit and follow Kentucky American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

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