Iowa American Water Places New Well And Booster Station Into Service In Dixon
$500,000 investment resolves city’s nitrate issue and increases water pressure
Iowa American Water announced recently that work on a new well and booster station in Dixon, Iowa is complete and the facilities are now on line and serving the community. Iowa American Water acquired the Dixon Water Works last month and invested approximately $500,000 to drill a new well and install a new booster pump station. These two projects, which were put into service today, bring the Dixon system into compliance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) standards and increase water pressure in the Dixon distribution system. Dixon’s existing well has been shut down, and residents are now receiving their water from Iowa American Water’s new well.
“Our testing has confirmed that our half-million dollar investment in these two infrastructure improvement projects have resolved the water quality and pressure challenges the community of Dixon had been experiencing,” said Randy Moore, president of Iowa American Water. “In a time when communities are looking for new and innovative ways to deal with challenges they’re facing and hold the bottom-line on expenses, Iowa American Water can offer well over a century of experience, resources and knowledge to communities. Our acquisition of the Dixon water system has proved be a great solution for Dixon and its residents and has also allowed Iowa American Water an opportunity to continue our efforts to expand our presence across Iowa,” added Moore.
Dixon officials approached Iowa American Water last year about a possible acquisition of its water system. In a special election held in May 2013, Dixon voters cast their ballots and overwhelmingly voted in favor of selling its municipal water system to Iowa American Water.
“We want residents to know that we have sincerely appreciated their cooperation throughout the transition period as we completed work on these new facilities that will enable us to serve them better. We will work hard every day to supply them with the high-quality water and exceptional customer service they deserve and will come to expect from Iowa American Water. Moore noted that Iowa American Water will continue to work in partnership with Dixon officials who have been invaluable in making this successful public-private partnership a reality.
About Iowa American Water
Iowa American Water, a subsidiary of American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 200,000 people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 30 states and parts of Canada. For more information, visit www.amwater.com/iaaw.
SOURCE: Iowa American Water