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EPCOR Water receives award for Anthem facility

Staff~ 5/13/2015

ANTHEM – EPCOR Water has received 13 AZ Water Association Awards, including Best Large Treatment Plant of the Year for the Anthem facility.

EPCOR also was honored for having the Best Small System of the Year (Sun City West), and received 11 Safety awards, including the Paradise Valley Arsenic Removal Facility and distribution system, the Anthem water campus and distribution and collection systems, the Shea Water Treatment plant in the Chaparral district, the Chaparral distribution system, the Sun City water district, the Agua Fria water district, the Verrado Water Reclamation Facility, and the Northwest Valley Water Reclamation Facility.

“We’re extremely honored to be recognized by the AZ Water Association,” said Joe Gysel, president of EPCOR Water USA. “This appreciation for operational excellence from Arizona’s water-industry leaders shows that we’re succeeding in our mission of safely managing and providing one of our most precious natural resources for our community.”

Winners were determined from a variety of criteria, including operations, experience, adherence to regulatory standards and more. The largest, private regulated water utility in Arizona and New Mexico, EPCOR provides water and wastewater service to 350,000 customers through 200,000 service connections, including nearly 9,000 service connections in Anthem.

The AZ Water Association is a nonprofit educational organization founded in 1928 whose mission is preserving as well as enhancing Arizona’s water environment. More than 2,200 water and wastewater professionals throughout the state belong to the association. Annual awards were presented in a ceremony during the annual AZ Water Conference in Glendale on May 6.

Looking for information on EPCOR water quality? Each year, according to United States Environmental Protection Agency guidelines, water service providers are required to provide customers with an annual water quality report with information about the source of their water, what’s in the water, what testing is done and other information related to the quality of the water. EPCOR Water recently announced that the 2014 Water Quality Reports are now available for each of its water districts.

All EPCOR Water customers can now view the 2014 Water Quality Report for their specific water district at www.epcor.com. Click on “Reports” for the community page. A printed copy of the report can also be requested by contacting a member of EPCOR’s Customer Care team at 1(800) 383-0834.