Missouri American Water Plans $240,000 Investment on Secondary Basin Equipment Upgrade in Jefferson City
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 12, 2018--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 current equipment is inoperable in its current state, so this is a much-needed investment in our system.”
Missouri American Water annually invests more than $200 million statewide, including more than $11 million in Jefferson City in 2017, in infrastructure improvements such as this project.
Missouri American Water
Missouri 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/or wastewater services to approximately 1.5 million people.
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,900 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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