Indiana American Water Releases Annual Reports on Water Quality; Excellent Water Quality Indicated
Indiana American Water announced on Monday that results published in the company’s latest annual water quality reports available online indicated excellent water quality throughout its 22-county service area. Also known as Consumer Confidence Reports, these reports are annual performance measures of the drinking water supplied by Indiana American Water in comparison to compliance standards established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.
“Indiana American Water has an exceptional track record when it comes to delivering high-quality drinking water, and these reports are a testament to the hard work, dedication and expertise of our employees,” said Indiana American Water President Matt Prine.” Our customers expect and can remain confident that we continue to supply clean, safe tap water to help keep their lives flowing, and we encourage them to find out for themselves through these latest reports.”
The water quality reports, which are issued for each of the company’s public water systems and searchable by zip code on the company’s website, provide information on where the water comes from, water tests conducted, substances detected in water and the levels of those substances. Commonly asked questions and associated answers concerning drinking water are also included.
“Our team continues to serve as a leader on a state and national stage for our consistent water quality and extensive source water protection efforts,” Prine continued. “We have the expertise of our employees, the right technologies and techniques in use, and a demonstrated commitment to upgrading our infrastructure on an ongoing basis. Last year alone, we invested more than $145 million in our infrastructure across the state.
“Just as important, we place a strong focus on acting as stewards of our environment,” Prine continued. “We participate in activities and outreach that help communities protect their watersheds and educate customers on how to use water wisely. We are also committed to acting sustainability by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, recycling our precious resources, including water, and protecting the biodiversity of local waterways.
All five of Indiana American Water’s surface water treatment plants received Directors Awards for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Partnership for Safe Water. The program recognizes water providers who voluntarily implement measures to optimize treatment plant performance and distribution system operation, resulting in the production and delivery of superior quality water. As part of meeting the Directors Award requirements, water treatment plants must meet certain criteria and provide water service that, in some cases, surpasses what is required by federal and state drinking water standards.
Indiana 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 1.3 million people. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.