American Water's Dr. Mark LeChevallier to Participate in Southeastern Regional Technology Transfer Conference

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VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, today announced Dr. Mark LeChevallier, director of Innovation & Environmental Stewardship, will participate in the South Carolina Section of the American Water Works Association’s Southeastern Regional Technology Transfer Conference in Greenville, S.C. on Jan. 28.

LeChevallier will present on “The Development of a Risk Management Strategy for Legionella” and highlight American Water's Legionella research. American Water was awarded a research grant to develop risk management strategies for Legionella in reclaimed water systems. The project utilizes "conventional, culture-based, and state of the art molecular procedures" to better understand reclaimed water quality and establish its relationship with Legionella occurrence and inactivation.

Later that day, LeChevallier will present on the topic, “Environmental Audits Help Drive Environmental Excellence” and discuss how American Water’s Environmental Audit Program plays a key role in helping American Water maintain its high environmental compliance record.

The South Carolina Section of the American Water Works Association and the Water Research Foundation are co-sponsoring the 22nd annual Southeastern Regional Technology Transfer Conference. The event will feature of mixture of technical researchers and industry leaders from around the country discussing technology and issues that shape the future of the potable water industry.

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found at

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