Missouri American Water would like to inform you that customer service center and our outgoing email correspondence have been negatively impacted by Hurricane Sally and the related power outages. As we work to restore operations in a safe and efficient manner, you may experience some longer call wait times and email response delays. We apologize for the inconvenience and take pride in striving to provide you with the best service that you expect and deserve.


AN UPDATE TO OUR RESPONSE ABOUT COVID-19

At Missouri American Water, we remain committed to keeping you informed as we continue our work to deliver clean, safe and reliable water and/or wastewater services to you during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

WE HAVE A PLAN

Missouri American Water has activated our business continuity plan to strengthen our ability to continue to provide reliable, high-quality service to our customers. We continue delivering drinking water service that meets water quality standards, providing wastewater services and protecting our employees and customers during this public health emergency. We are confident that our preparedness efforts and the extraordinary efforts of our employees will enable us to successfully continue operations.

The current health emergency is a rapidly developing and changing situation. We are working to provide our customers and communities with water and wastewater services during this time, all while protecting the health and safety of our employees. Many of our employees are working double duty, not only taking care of you, our customers, but their own families as well. They are dedicated and know the essential service that they provide plays a critical role, given the importance of personal hygiene in preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

WE KEEP SERVICE FLOWING

You may see Missouri American Water employees performing work necessary to operate and maintain our water and wastewater systems throughout the state. However, for the safety of our employees and our customers, we have suspended all non-emergency in-home appointments for the time being. Missouri American Water continues to conduct its work in coordination and compliance with all federal, state and local agencies and directives. As evolving conditions necessitate changes to our work practices and procedures, we will do so in a way so that we are able to continue to provide water and wastewater services.

Below are the actions we have taken to continue to help our customers and communities through this crisis:

PAYMENT ASSISTANCE – If you’re experiencing a financial hardship, please call us at 1-800-685-8660 to discuss your eligibility to enter into a payment arrangement. We also offer Payment Assistance to low-income customers who qualify through reduced rates and emergency grants.

IMPLEMENTED SOCIAL DISTANCING – As mentioned above, you may see our employees and crews performing work. For your safety and the safety of our employees, we ask that you do not approach our employees. We request that you follow social distancing recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

UPDATING YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION  Many customers have visited our MyWater customer portal to update their emergency contact information. If you have not done so, please take a moment to ensure your information is accurate.

DON'T FLUSH WIPES! – With hand hygiene at the top of everyone’s minds and toilet paper in high demand, many households are increasing their use of sanitizing wipes and “flushable” wipes. Please do not flush wipes down the toilet. Flushing wipes, paper towels, or other paper products not intended for use in wastewater systems down the toilet can lead to sewer backups and in-home plumbing issues which may be expensive to repair. Even wipes labeled as “flushable” or “biodegradable” can cause backups for sewer utilities and headaches for homeowners.

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ADDITIONAL WATER & WASTEWATER SAFETY INFORMATION

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We will keep you updated on our actions as this national public health emergency evolves. For more information on our pandemic preparedness and response, as well as customer service options, visit www.missouriamwater.com.

Stay healthy and safe. Thank you.