Mar 21, 2014

Epcor Water USA Receives Safe Drinking Water Award

Arizona Water Treatment Facility receives award from the Partnership for Safe Water

EPCOR USA Anthem Water Treatment Facility Arizona Partnership for Safe Water

Epcor Water USA Inc. received the Director’s Award of Recognition from the Partnership for Safe Water for the company’s Anthem Water Treatment Facility in Anthem, Ariz.

The Anthem plant is one of the first membrane treatment facilities in the U.S and only the third facility in Arizona to achieve the Director’s Award. Fewer than 2% of water utilities in the U.S. have achieved this recognition.

“Our goal is to continuously optimize operations and improve the quality of the water we deliver to our customers,” said Troy Day, vice president of Epcor USA’s Arizona operations.

Epcor will be one of a select group of utilities honored by the Partnership for Safe Water at the Annual Conference & Exposition of the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) held in Boston June 8 to 12, 2014. The company received the award for successfully completing Phase III of the Self-Assessment and Peer Review portion of the Partnership for Safe Water’s Treatment Optimization program.

The Partnership for Safe Water is a program developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and AWWA, along with other partner organizations, to guide water suppliers toward improving water quality by optimizing system operations without increasing operating costs. Phase III includes comprehensive evaluation of treatment plant operations and performance, identification of performance limiting factors and the development of action plans to achieve optimization.