SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water is lifting its request for water conservation that was issued to South St. Louis County customers on May 1 as a result of flooding on the Meramec River.
“We thank our customers for their water conservation efforts during this record-setting flood,” said St. Louis County Operations Director Grant Evitts. “I also want to thank our employees, many of whom have been working long shifts during this difficult time to ensure that our customers never lost water or pressure. Most importantly, they’ve been doing so safely, with no injuries reported.”
Flooding had threatened to impact the river intake pumps that draw water from the Meramec River to the company’s South Plant, in Fenton, potentially leading to a plant shutdown. Missouri American Water asked customers to conserve water as a precautionary measure to help maintain good water pressure in the South County water system. Though the water came within inches of the pumps, it fortunately never quite reached them and South Plant was able to continue operation throughout the flooding.
Customers in the region will be receiving automated calls alerting them of the conservation request being lifted.
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 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.