ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Missouri American Water presented its second annual Water Stewardship awards to six local governments that are members of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). Award winners are the Missouri cities of Clayton, Creve Coeur, Kirkwood, Town and Country and University City and St. Louis County.
Top Left: Craig Wilde, City of Town and Country; Frank Kartmann, Missouri American Water President; Mike Brown City of Kirkwood, Garry Earls, St. Louis County; Bottom Left: Craig Owens, City of Clayton; Shelley Welsh, University City; Mark Perkins, City of Creve Coeur (Photo: Business Wire)
Becoming an ICLEI member starts with an evaluation of virtually every process and practice in the day-to-day work of delivering vital local government services. Members work to advance deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and achieve tangible improvements in local sustainability.
The Water Stewardship awards were presented by Missouri Department of Natural Resources Director Sarah Parker Pauley and Missouri American Water President Frank Kartmann.
“The St. Louis area is defined by our rivers – the Mississippi, the Missouri and the Meramec,” said Missouri American Water President Frank Kartmann. “We believe that every environmental improvement that we make – as cities, businesses and nonprofits – represents a promise that we’re making to protect the future of our water resources.”
Missouri American Water
Missouri American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest publicly traded water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 1.5 million 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 more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.
In 2011, American Water is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a yearlong campaign to promote water efficiency and the importance of protecting water from source to tap. To learn more, visit www.amwater125.com.
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