EPCOR Water (USA) Inc.

EPCOR Water (USA) Inc.

May 12, 2016 19:30 ET

EPCOR Water USA Receives Water Project of the Year From the AZ Water Association

Company Receives 21 Awards for Excellence, Safety

PHOENIX, ARIZONA--(Marketwired - May 12, 2016) - Today EPCOR Water USA (EPCOR) was recognized by the AZ Water Association with 21 awards for operational excellence and safety, including Water Project of the Year and Operator of the Year.

Water Project of the Year was given to EPCOR for its work on a new mile-long pipeline that carries water from its White Tanks Water Treatment Plant to new homes and businesses in the company's Agua Fria district, located in greater Phoenix's West Valley. The $1.9 million project was completed in 2015.

EPCOR also received 17 Safety awards for treatment, distribution and collections systems in its Anthem (water and wastewater), Mohave (water), Chaparral (water), Paradise Valley (water), Sun City (water), and Tubac (water) districts and for five of its treatment facilities: the Shea Water Treatment Plant, Northwest Valley Water Reclamation Facility, Paradise Valley Arsenic Treatment Facility, Verrado Water Reclamation Facility and White Tanks Water Treatment Plant.

In addition to the 17 safety and operational excellence awards, Chaparral and Paradise Valley water districts' Tim Williams was named Operations Supervisor of the Year and Jacob Rogers, foreman at the company's Anthem Water Treatment Plant, received the award for Operator of the Year.

"We're honored to be recognized by Arizona's water-industry leaders for our achievements in safety and operational excellence," said Joe Gysel, president of EPCOR Water USA. "Our mission is to be a company whose employees go home to their families safely after work. These achievements recognize not only what we're doing for our colleagues, but also how we're positively impacting our neighbors and the customers we serve."

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 across 22 communities and seven counties.

In 2015, EPCOR received 13 awards from the AZ Water Association, including Best Large Treatment Plant of the Year for the Anthem Water Campus and Best Small System of the Year for Sun City West.

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, Ariz. on May 11.

About EPCOR Water USA

EPCOR Water USA is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of EPCOR Utilities Inc. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, EPCOR Water USA's wholly owned subsidiaries build, own and operate water and wastewater treatment facilities and infrastructure in the southwestern United States.

About EPCOR Utilities Inc.

EPCOR's wholly-owned subsidiaries build, own and operate electrical transmission and distribution networks, water and wastewater treatment facilities and infrastructure in Canada and the United States. The company's subsidiaries also provide electricity and water services and products to residential and commercial customers. EPCOR, headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, is an Alberta Top 70 employer.

Contact Information

  • Rebecca Stenholm
    Director, Public & Government Affairs
    EPCOR Water (USA) Inc.
    O 623.445.2424
    C 602.390.5662
    rstenholm@epcor.com