VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the 15th year, New Jersey American Water’s Delaware River Regional Water Treatment Plant in Delran, and its Raritan Millstone Water Treatment Plant in Bridgewater have received the Partnership For Safe Water’s Directors Award. The award “celebrates utilities for their outstanding commitment to delivering superior quality drinking water to customers.” Representatives for New Jersey American Water received the awards at the 2015 American Water Works Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.
“When our customers open their taps, we want them to have confidence their water is of high quality,” said Stephen Schmitt, vice president of operations. “New Jersey American Water takes its role as a steward of water very seriously and we’re grateful for this honor. This award recognizes the hard work and expertise of our employees who demonstrate their commitment to our customers each day.”
The company’s water treatment plant in Delran delivers as much as 40 million gallons of high-quality, reliable water daily to hundreds of thousands of customers in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem Counties and treats water drawn from the Delaware River. New Jersey American Water’s treatment plant in Bridgewater treats and delivers up to 150 million gallons of water each day from the confluence of the Millstone River and the Delaware and Raritan Canal to customers in central New Jersey.
New Jersey American Water’s treatment facilities are among 400 surface water treatment plants across the nation that are part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Partnership for Safe Water Program, a voluntary effort that is designed to increase protection against microbial contamination through treatment optimization.
New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned 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 2.6 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded and most geographically diverse U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in 47 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.