Voorhees, NJ, United States
Voorhees, NJ, United States

American Water Works Association is an international non-profit, scientific and educational association founded to improve water quality and supply. Established in 1881, it has a membership of around 50,000 members worldwide.AWWA members include: water utilities, treatment plant operators and managers, scientists, environmentalists, manufacturers, academics, regulators, and others with an interest in water supply and public health. AWWA works through advocacy, communications, conferences, education and training, science and technology, and local action among 43 AWWA Sections throughout North America. Wikipedia.


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News Article | May 3, 2017
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The American Water Works Association today celebrated news that 43 entities have expressed interest in loans through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) and urged increased funding to confront the U.S. water infrastructure challenge. AWWA, the chief architect of the WIFIA program, continues to advocate for WIFIA and State Revolving Funds on Capitol Hill. At the 2017 Water Matters! Fly-In held in March, AWWA delegates met with over 400 Congressional offices, urging robust funding for FY18 for WIFIA and the Drinking Water and Clean Water SRFs. “With more than $2 trillion needed to repair and expand water and wastewater infrastructure in the coming years, water utilities needed a smart new finance tool to help communities pay for large, critical water projects,” said Tracy Mehan, AWWA Executive Director of Government Affairs. “Funding WIFIA is a tremendous step forward as we confront the nation’s water infrastructure challenge.” The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency solicited letters of interest for 2017 WIFIA loans beginning in January. EPA estimates the $20 million appropriated for WIFIA in its inaugural year will provide approximately $1 billion in credit assistance and finance over $2 billion in water infrastructure investment. “As a federal-local-private partnership, this program will help expand water infrastructure systems to meet the needs of growing communities,” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said this week in announcing the interest in WIFIA loans. “This investment will empower states, municipalities, companies, and public-private partnerships to solve real environmental problems in our communities, like the need for clean and safe water.” WIFIA leverages federal dollars so that for every dollar Congress appropriates, $50 to $60 is expected to be loaned out. A proposed 2017 omnibus spending bill, which would keep the government funded through Sept. 30, includes an additional $10 million for WIFIA. Congress is considering the bill this week. “The overwhelming interest from utilities WIFIA loans suggests Congress should appropriate the maximum amount possible for the program,” Mehan said. “For example, adding $10 million in the 2017 budget more would provide $1.62 billion in credit assistance and finance more than $3 billion in water infrastructure investment.” Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.


News Article | April 28, 2017
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VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK) announced today that it will hold its Annual Meeting of Stockholders at 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Friday, May 12, 2017, at The Camden Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, N.J. Stockholders of record at the close of business on the record date, March 16, 2017, are entitled to vote on all matters that properly come before the meeting. Interested parties may listen to the audio webcast over the Internet by logging on to the Investor Relations page of the company’s website at www.amwater.com. The online archive of the webcast will be available for 30 days following the annual meeting. Any media interested in attending the annual meeting of stockholders should call American Water External Affairs at 856-309-4690 by May 10, 2017. 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 6,800 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. Click here to subscribe to Mobile Alerts for American Water.


News Article | April 21, 2017
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VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK) announced today that its Board of Directors increased its quarterly cash dividend payment from 37.5 cents to 41.5 cents per share, a 10.7 percent increase. The company has increased its dividend every year since its IPO in April 2008. The increased payment is consistent with American Water’s dividend practice, which is to link dividend increases to earnings per share growth and target a payout ratio between 50 to 60 percent of net income. “American Water continues our commitment to pay dividends that are aligned with our financial performance, and to strike the right balance between increased dividend payouts to shareholders and continued proactive investment in our systems on behalf of our customers to ensure clean, safe, reliable and affordable water services,” said Susan Story, president and CEO of American Water. The increased dividend will be payable on June 1, 2017 to all shareholders of record as of May 5, 2017. American Water offers a dividend reinvestment and direct stock purchase plan called American Water Stock Direct, which enables stockholders to reinvest cash dividends and purchase additional American Water common shares without any brokerage commissions or service charges. Stockholders and other persons may obtain a copy of the Plan prospectus and an enrollment form by contacting American Stock Transfer & Trust Company (“AST”) at 888-556-0423, visiting AST’s website at www.amstock.com, contacting American Water’s Investor Relations department at 877-310-7174 or by visiting the Investor Relations webpage located at http://ir.amwater.com. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. The offer is being made solely through the Plan prospectus. 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 6,800 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. Click here to subscribe to Mobile Alerts for American Water.


Patent
American Water Works | Date: 2013-07-15

Methods are provided for disinfecting water mains using ultraviolet (UV) light. One or more UV light sources are provided and secured to a movable device that moves axially in a pipe. The frequency and intensity of the UV light is determined based on characteristics of the pipe, such as its material and size. The rate at which the movable device moves through the pipe is also determined so that the interior surface of the pipe is properly disinfected. The movable device is remotely caused to move through the pipe.


Patent
American Water Works | Date: 2015-05-08

Processes and systems are provided for simultaneously recovering coagulant and acid in a water treatment system. Sludge produced by the water treatment system is contacted with acid to form acidified sludge liquids. The acidified sludge liquids flow into a membrane assisted capacitive deionization system having both cation and anion exchange membranes. Metal cations from the acidified sludge liquids diffuse across at least one cation exchange membrane to form recovered coagulant, while anions from the acidified sludge liquids diffuse across at least one anion exchange membrane to form recovered acid. The diffusion rate of the metal cations across the cation exchange membranes is equal to or greater than the diffusion rate of the anions across the anion exchange membranes.


Patent
American Water Works | Date: 2014-05-30

Methods and systems are provided for treating wastewater to simultaneously remove nitrogen, carbon, and phosphorus. The process includes an anoxic tank that receives at least two streams, including plant influent wastewater and return activated sludge. These streams are mixed in the anoxic tank to promote phosphorus release and fermentation of particulate and dissolved organic matter. The mixed liquor is transferred to an aerated tank having low dissolved oxygen concentrations to promote development of phosphorus-release bacteria that is eventually recycled to the anoxic tank by way of the return activated sludge. Simultaneous nitrification, denitrification, and phosphorus release occur in the aerated tank. A membrane tank separates treated effluent from activated sludge in a membrane tank.


Patent
American Water Works | Date: 2016-01-28

An apparatus for detecting and repairing leaks in buried pipes is described. The apparatus includes a control device and a pipe drone, the pipe drone comprising a housing, a leak detection component, a pipe repairing component, a propulsion device, and a communication component. The pipe drone and the control device may be separate but can be communicatively coupled either wirelessly or by a tether so that the control device can power and/or control the pipe drone, the pipe drone configured to detect and repair leaks in a pipe through which the drone is traveling. The pipe drone may be operated manually or be configured via the control device to operate autonomously to detect and fix leaks within the pipe.


Patent
American Water Works | Date: 2015-12-07

An apparatus for providing a temporary electrical grounding connection is described. The apparatus comprises a cable electrically joining first and second conductive couplings, the first and second conductive couplings each electrically coupled to a conductive surface using a clamp, magnetic component, or other connection component. A conductive coupling may be connected to the magnetic component using a clamp connected to a stub extending from the magnetic component, and there may be multiple clamps or magnetic components used in different combinations or series to provide an electrical bypass between two or more conductive surfaces.


Methods and systems are provided for treating wastewater to simultaneously remove nitrogen, carbon, and phosphorus, while recovering energy in the form of methane and carbon dioxide. An ammonia-containing stream is directed to a pretreatment tank that produces excess sludge, biogas, and a pretreated stream. The pretreated stream has at least 45% less carbon than the ammonia-containing stream. The pretreated stream is then directed to an anoxic tank, which promotes phosphorus release and fermentation of particulate and dissolved organic matter. The mixed liquor is transferred to an aerated tank having low dissolved oxygen concentrations to promote development of phosphorus-release bacteria that is eventually recycled to the anoxic tank by way of the return activated sludge. Simultaneous nitrification, denitrification, and phosphorus release occur in the aerated tank. A membrane tank separates treated effluent from activated sludge in a membrane tank.


Patent
American Water Works | Date: 2012-06-05

Processes and systems are provided for simultaneously recovering coagulant and acid in a water treatment system. Sludge produced by the water treatment system is contacted with acid to form acidified solids. The acidified solids flow into a combined membrane treatment tank having both cation and anion exchange membranes. Metal cations from the acidified solids cell diffuse across the cation exchange membranes to form recovered coagulant, while anions from the acidified solids diffuse across the anion exchange membranes to form recovered acid. The diffusion rate of the metal cations across the cation exchange membranes may be equal to or greater than the diffusion rate of the anions across the anion exchange membranes.

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