American Water Recognized for Excellence in Water Quality by Partnership for Safe Water
Oct 08, 2020
The company demonstrates outstanding commitment to delivering high quality drinking water to customers.
American Water Works Company, Inc., the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, is proud to announce the achievement of 28 Partnership for Safe Water awards.
The awards, which honor the efforts in continuously optimizing water treatment plant and distribution system operation and performance, were recently announced by the American Water Works Association.
“We hold ourselves to the highest standards in delivering clean, safe, high-quality drinking water to our customers while also providing water service that is reliable and affordable," said Cheryl Norton, senior vice president & chief environmental officer of American Water and president of New Jersey American Water. "These awards indicate the higher standards met by our surface water treatment plants and demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement in our performance to help protect the health and safety of customers.”
As a member of the Partnership for Safe Water, American Water demonstrates its commitment to improve the quality of drinking water delivered to customers by optimizing its system operations. In American Water’s footprint, two plants received the Five-Year Presidents Award. The Presidents Awards recognize more stringent performance requirements and treatment plants that achieve the Partnership's rigorous standards and are working to full optimization.
Long-term achievements of partners are celebrated with Directors Awards for 5, 10, 15 and 20 years of maintaining consistent high-quality performance and commitment to optimization. At American Water, 23 plants received recognition for maintaining the Phase III Directors Award status for 20 years, two plants were recognized for maintaining the Phase III Directors Award for Distribution System Operations status for five years and one plant received an award for maintaining Phase III certification for five years.
Nationally, just over 400 surface water treatment plants are part of the Partnership for Safe Water Program, a voluntary effort that is designed to increase protection against microbial contamination through treatment optimization.
“We are extremely proud that American Water accounts for about 20 percent of the participating plants and has received more Partnership for Safe Water awards than any other utility in the nation,” noted Norton. “We are honored to have received these recognitions, but most importantly, we’re pleased to know that we continually deliver the high-quality service that our customers deserve and expect.”
The following American Water treatment plants were recognized for maintaining the Presidents Award for Water Treatment status for 5 years:
Pennsylvania American Water
- Clarion Regional Treatment Plant
- Norristown Water Treatment Plant
The following American Water treatment plants were recognized for maintainging the Phase III Director Award status for 20 years:
Illinois American Water
- Pontiac District Water Treatment Plant
- Streator District Water Treatment Plant
New Jersey American Water
- Delaware River Regional Water Treatment Plant
- Raritan–Millstone Water Treatment Plant
Pennsylvania American Water
- Aldrich Water Treatment Plant
- Bangor Water Treatment Plant & Brownell Water Treatment Plant
- Butler/Oneida Valley WTP
- Ceasetown Water Treatment Plant
- Ellwood Water Treatment Plant
- Fallbrook Water Treatment Plant & Forest City Water Treatment Plant
- Hays Mine Water Treatment Plant & Hershey/Gerald C. Smith WTP
- Indiana (Two Lick Creek) WTP
- Kittanning Water Treatment Plant
- Milton Filter Plant & Montrose Water Treatment Plant
- Nesbitt Water Purification Plant & New Castle Water Treatment Plant
- Philipsburg Water Treatment Plant
- Silver Spring Water Treatment Plant
Tennesee American Water
- Citico Treatment Plant
The following American Water treatment plants were recognized for maintaining the Phase III Directors Award status for 5 years:
American Water Enterprises
- North Brunswick Water Treatment Plant
The following American Water treatment plants were recognized for maintaining the Phase III Directors Award for Distribution System Operations status for 5 years:
American Water Military Services Group
- Fort Sill, OK
- Fort Hood, TX
More News and Articles
Oct 23, 2020
Vermeer expands its horizontal directional drilling (HDD) fluid management equipment line with the new R600T reclaimer.
Oct 22, 2020
Water companies can expect increasing scrutiny into their environmental performance, as customer awareness of river and bathing water quality grows. This was among messages from Helen Wakeham, deputy director of water quality at the Environment Agency, during a keynote address …
Oct 21, 2020
British Water chief executive Lila Thompson says a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreed between India and the UK’s leading water sector trade association will “bring a great boost” to trading relationships between the two countries. Thompson’s comments came at …
Oct 20, 2020
On July 1st, 2020, The Atkinson / Technique Joint Venture entered into a contract with Kelley Engineered Equipment (KEE) for the supply of a 90.25” (2.3 m) digger shield. On August 15th, just Six weeks later, the machine was on …
Oct 19, 2020
Cartegraph Acquires SEMS Technologies, Creating Powerful Platform for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Operators
Experienced software providers team up to offer asset management, regulatory compliance tools for distribution and collection teams
Oct 16, 2020
Data technology company Ovarro has responded quickly to a request for emergency leak detection equipment from the Veolia Foundation, which is supporting the rehabilitation of drinking water networks in the Port of Beirut.
Oct 15, 2020
A paper explaining how Australian water and wastewater utility TasWater responded to the Covid-19 crisis is the most-read document on the Water Action Platform.
Oct 14, 2020
American Water Employees Raise More Than $214,000 for Water For People in First-Ever Virtual Fundraising Campaign
American Water, the largest publicly-traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced the company and its employees raised more than $214,000 to support Water For People, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing access to improved water and sanitation systems …
Oct 13, 2020
Request a free illustrated guide to sewer inspection trucks.
Oct 12, 2020
Paso Robles WWTP Upgrade Garners Top Wastewater Project Award for Packing Multifaceted Sustainability into Existing Footprint
New tertiary treatment facilities, nutrient management system are models of sustainable innovation.
Oct 09, 2020
UK water companies must be “bold and brave” if they are to achieve ambitious pollution targets and meet the high expectations of regulators over the next five years. The comment comes from Karyn Georges, head of consulting at global innovation …
Oct 07, 2020
British Water has signed up to a pioneering mentoring programme, as part of its commitment to drive gender equality in water. Joining the 30% Club cross-company mentoring programme is the trade association’s latest Women on Water campaign initiative, which aims …