Missouri American Water Highlighting Planned Improvements During Infrastructure Week

Company will invest $425 million in 2023 to upgrade water and wastewater systems

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (May 16, 2023) – Missouri American Water is recognizing Infrastructure Week by outlining some of its planned water and wastewater system investments in 2023. The company will invest more than $425 million this year to enhance reliability, resiliency and water quality in the communities it serves.

“According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, there is a water main break every two minutes in the United States,” said Rich Svindland, president of Missouri American Water.  “We work to proactively replace our mains, which is more efficient, cost effective and convenient for our customers than emergency repairs.”

Statewide Missouri American Water is replacing approximately 436,000 feet (about 83 miles) of water pipe and 11,000 feet of wastewater pipe in 2023.  Replacing aging pipes improves system reliability, and in cases where water pipe is upsized, also enhances community fire protection.

Upgrades will also be made to the company’s water and wastewater treatment plants:

  • A new filter and chemical feed building in Jefferson City
  • Replacement of the ozone treatment system in Warrensburg
  • A new intake pump station at the South Plant in St. Louis County
  • Faraon Booster Station upgrade in St. Joseph


Customers can view pipe replacement projects that are planned, in construction and recently completed on Missouri American Water’s website by clicking on “Pipe Replacement Map.”    

Missouri 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 and wastewater services to approximately 1.5 million people. For more information, visit and follow Missouri American Water on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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