Missouri American Water Investments Focused on Improving System Reliability and Resiliency

Company will invest more than $500 million statewide in 2024

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (March 11, 2024) – Missouri American Water is investing more than $500 million in its water and wastewater systems statewide in 2024. The investments are focused on improving system reliability and resiliency by replacing aging infrastructure like pipes, pumps, and storage tanks and upgrading treatment plants.

“Missouri American Water is investing to maintain and enhance safe and reliable service as many essential components of our water and wastewater systems are reaching the end of their useful life,” said Rich Svindland, president of Missouri American Water. “Proactive investments are more efficient and cost effective for our customers, and we carefully plan these projects to meet the needs of the communities we serve as well as state and federal regulations.” 

Statewide, Missouri American Water is replacing over 90 miles of pipe this year. Replacing aging pipes improves system reliability, and in cases where water pipe is upsized, also enhances community fire protection. 

Customers can view pipe replacement projects that are planned, in construction and recently completed on Missouri American Water’s website by clicking on “Pipe Replacement Map.”     

Additional projects throughout the state include: 

  • St. Louis County - Replacement of the intake pumps and chemical feed systems at the south water treatment plant  
  • Jefferson City - Construction of a new filter building at the water treatment plant  
  • St. Joseph - Upgrades to the Faraon and Randolph booster stations  
  • Joplin – Construction of a new carbon feed system and replacement of the chlorine feed system at the treatment plant 
  • Warrensburg - Replacement of the ozone system at the water treatment plant 
  • Eureka, Maplewood (near Sedalia) and Smithton – Construction of new wastewater lift stations  

Missouri American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest regulated water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to approximately 1.6 million people.

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