Iowa American Water Treatment Facility Team Celebrates Excellence in Workplace Safety

Employees reach 13-year safety milestone

DAVENPORT, IA (June 28, 2023) – Employees at Iowa American Water’s East River Station Treatment Facility in Davenport celebrated an impressive safety milestone recently. Production and water quality employees at the company’s East River Station Treatment Facility have worked thirteen consecutive years or 4,745 days without experiencing any OSHA recordable incidents.

“This is a true testament to the professional and safety-conscious team we have,” said Brad Nielsen, vice president of operations. “Our East River Station team is committed not only to providing reliable, high quality water service to our customers in the Iowa Quad Cities but also to following all safety regulations and procedures to keep themselves, their co-workers and our neighbors and service communities safe.”

Iowa American Water conducts regular safety training for trenching and shoring, respiratory protection and confined spaces, machine guarding, personal protective equipment, lockout tag out, first aid, CPR, hazard communication, work zone safety, slips, trips and falls and other related safety topics. Employees also participate in facility and job site audits at every work site to ensure compliance with established workplace safety practices and participate in safety tabletop drills.

“This safety milestone means a lot to our entire team, but even more important is, at the end of their workday, our team members are going home in the same or better condition than when they started their workday. That is our number one priority,” Nielsen added. “Not only are we committed to providing high-quality, reliable water and exceptional customer service but also to following all necessary safety procedures and receiving continuing education to ensure a safe work environment. Continued learning, safe behavior and a constant focus are key to keeping us safe, whether at the treatment plant, in the field, or when working water emergencies.”

Iowa American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 213,000 people. For more information, visit and follow Iowa American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs approximately 6,500 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and Follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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