American Water is proud to participate in American Water Works Association’s (“AWWA”) Second Annual Source Water Protection Week (September 25 – October 1).
“Protecting the nation’s drinking water sources is a community effort—from utilities, local organizations and customers—to share information and take action to protect our shared and essential resource,” said Lynda DiMenna, vice president and Chief Environmental and Safety Officer. “During Source Water Protection Week, American Water will continue to educate employees and customers across our national footprint about the ongoing steps we take to provide safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers.”
American Water is committed to delivering high quality drinking water service. To that end, we also remain vigilant in meeting the challenges of source water protection. This includes:
- Nearly 1 million tests and measurements conducted each year at American Water’s state-of-the-art research laboratories
- Application of the most advanced technology, equipment, and filtration processes. To date, American Water has examined more than 600 technologies and is actively pursuing a dozen partnerships to create better efficiencies
- Constant collaborative work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other state and local agencies to meet or surpass water quality standards and address emerging contaminants so that potential impacts to water quality are minimized.
Learn more about Source Water Protection and tips for protecting Source Water here.