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Ensuring Water Quality

Providing High-Quality Water Service

Providing high-quality water is our business. We monitor your water from source to tap. Statewide, our team of water quality experts operates more than 40 certified laboratories. Plus, we have access to American Water’s Belleville Lab, one of the most advanced water quality laboratories in the United States.

We take water quality so seriously that 31 of our water treatment plants have been nationally recognized with Directors Awards for participating in the U.S. EPA’s Partnership for Safe Water program. Our plants earned this prestigious award for surpassing federal and state drinking water standards. 

Marcellus Shale Position

Pennsylvania American Water understands the significant potential that the Marcellus Shale gas formation represents for the citizens of Pennsylvania. Economic opportunity for communities, well-paying jobs, independence from foreign oil and an affordable energy source are important benefits, and Pennsylvania American Water joins others who want to see gas drilling successfully deliver these benefits. However, the opportunities must be balanced with concern for the environment, especially the state’s drinking water resources. Read more about our position...

The Expertise to Get the Job Done Right

Perhaps it’s because we love what we do, or maybe it’s because our expertise makes it easy for us to get the job done right. At American Water, we hold ourselves to the highest standards in delivering clean, high-quality drinking water to the people we serve. When it comes to complying with strict federal regulations, we’ve consistently scored among the highest of all water companies. Our team consists of the industry’s leading researchers, scientists, and plant operators, all committed to our mission of delivering water of the highest quality to our customers. At American Water, we are proud of the way we treat this most precious of resources.

In this section of our site you can learn all about our research and testing methods and facilities, as well as read the current water quality report for your area.