VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, is participating today in the 2012 U.S. Conference of Mayors Water Council Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind. American Water’s Donald Shields, Engineering Director, will discuss decentralized wastewater and storm water, and urban water reuse solutions.
Shields is presenting a case study on the onsite wastewater treatment and reuse system operated by American Water in The Solaire, which is one of six “green” residential buildings in Battery Park City, N.Y. American Water managed the design and building of a wastewater recycling facility that allows the Solaire to treat 25,000 gallons of wastewater per day. The treated water is reused for flushing toilets in the 293-unit apartment building, as well as for rooftop garden irrigation and cooling tower use.
Hosted by Indianapolis Mayor Gregory A. Ballard, the theme of the meeting is, “Modernizing City Water Infrastructure and Delivery: What Happens in 2020?” The meeting is designed to help determine what strategies and investments are best suited to rehabilitate aging systems and provide for growing urban populations.
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 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in more than 30 states and parts of Canada. More information can be found at www.amwater.com.