VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, announced today the company will play an active role in the upcoming American Water Works Association (AWWA) New Jersey Section’s Annual Conference, which will be held March 17-20 in Atlantic City, NJ.
American Water will have a strong presence at the conference with several presenters. These include the following:
- Dr. Mark LeChevallier, director of Innovation and Environmental Stewardship, will discuss the “Development of a Risk Management Strategy for Legionella.” American Water was awarded a research grant from the WateReuse Research Foundation to develop risk management strategies for Legionella in reclaimed water systems. The project utilizes "conventional, culture-based, and state of the art molecular procedures" to better understand reclaimed water quality and establish its relationship with Legionella occurrence and inactivation.
- Dr. Orren Schneider, Water Technology Manager, will present the solar-powered ultrasonic algae control buoys manufactured by LG Sound, which were installed in Reservoir No. 1 at the Canoe Brook Water Treatment Plant in Short Hills, N.J. These buoys transmit ultrasonic waves continuously to disrupt algal cells, causing them to sink and preventing proliferation. This was the first installation of this relatively new technology for drinking water reservoirs in North America.
- Russell Titus, operations superintendent for New Jersey American Water, will present “Taking Pressure Off Your Non Revenue Water Losses.” Titus will discuss a project that looks at the potential for reducing non-revenue water (water that leaves the treatment plant, but is lost somewhere along the way to the customer), improving customer satisfaction and decreasing main breaks by modulating pressure during periods of low demand.
- Adam Kane, P.E., project management engineer for New Jersey American Water, will present “New Jersey American Water Successfully Crosses the Garden State Parkway, Jumping Brook and Earle Rail.” Kane will describe a major infrastructure project that involved installing more than three miles of 30-inch and 12-inch diameter water main.
- Vince Monaco, engineering manager of regional asset planning, and Frank Marascia, manager of production, both for New Jersey American Water will be leading sessions in a new conference feature designed for university students. Monaco will discuss the state’s water supply issues, and Marascia will present a case study on water treatment.
As part of the American Water Works Association, the New Jersey Section joins over 54,000 water professionals and vendors in a dynamic organization with a nationwide interest in protecting and providing drinking water resources.
Founded in 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in more than 45 states and parts of Canada. More information can be found at www.amwater.com.