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Partners in Innovation

At American Water, we are always looking for better ways to provide high-quality and reliable service to our customers, and we embrace innovations that help us achieve our goals while making a difference for our customers, our communities, and our environment.

We didn't become the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater services company without harnessing the power of innovation. American Water provides water and wastewater services to approximately 16 million people in more than 45 states and parts of Canada. We own or operate hundreds of water and wastewater treatment facilities, harnessing innovative technology ranging from reverse osmosis desalination to submerged membrane bioreactors and UV treatment. We are a water industry leader in research and development in the public and private sectors, and we are a smart choice as a collaborator in the development and deployment of innovative technology.

The power of a great idea is not to be underestimated, but even the most groundbreaking innovations must bridge the "innovation gap" between idea and deployment. We have adopted an open collaboration model to make it easier to work with companies developing innovative technologies, allowing them to benefit from the resources, experience and expertise and scope of an industry leader.

Potential areas of collaboration include:

  • Water Treatment and Distribution
  • Wastewater Treatment and Collection
  • Biosolids Management
  • Energy Management at Water-Energy Nexus

Together, we can bridge the innovation gap and create and implement solutions that will address the needs of future generations while making a difference today. 

To learn more contact Paul Gagliardo at to take the first step toward bridging the innovation gap.

Click on the image below to view the program booklet insertion from the Water Innovations Alliance Conference program, where Mark LeChevallier, American Water's Director of Innovation & Environmental Stewardship appeared as the Keynote Speaker. Click here to view the press release.