EPCOR Water (USA) Inc. (EPCOR USA), a wholly owned subsidiary of EPCOR Utilities Inc. (EPCOR), is the proud recipient of 13 2015 AZ Water Association awards, including Best Large Treatment Plant of the Year for its Anthem facility.
EPCOR also was honored for having the Best Small System of the Year (Sun City West), and received 11 Safety awards, including the Paradise Valley Arsenic Removal Facility and distribution system, the Anthem water campus and distribution and collection systems, the Shea Water Treatment plant in the Chaparral district, the Chaparral distribution system, the Sun City water district, the Agua Fria water district, the Verrado Water Reclamation Facility, and the Northwest Valley Water Reclamation Facility.
"We're extremely honored to be recognized by the AZ Water Association," said Joe Gysel, president of EPCOR Water USA. "This appreciation for operational excellence from Arizona's water-industry leaders shows that we're succeeding in our mission of safely managing and providing one of our most precious natural resources for our community."
Winners were determined from a variety of criteria, including operations, experience, adherence to regulatory standards and more. The largest, private regulated water utility in Arizona and New Mexico, EPCOR provides water and wastewater service to 350,000 customers through 200,000 service connections, including nearly 9,000 service connections in Anthem and nearly 15,400 in Sun City West.
As safety is one of EPCOR's hallmarks, receiving recognition for it only reinforces the company's commitment to it, Gysel said.
"Our mission is to be a company whose employees go home to their families safely after work," he said. "This achievement recognizes not only what we're doing for our colleagues, but also how we're positively impacting our neighbors and the customers we serve."
The AZ Water Association is a nonprofit educational organization founded in 1928 whose mission is preserving as well as enhancing Arizona's water environment. More than 2,200 water and wastewater professionals throughout the state belong to the association. Annual awards were presented in a ceremony during the annual AZ Water Conference in Glendale, Ariz. on May 6.
About EPCOR Water (USA) Inc.
About EPCOR Water (USA) Inc. (EPCOR USA) EPCOR USA is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of EPCOR Utilities Inc. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, EPCOR USA's wholly owned subsidiaries build, own and operate water and wastewater treatment facilities and infrastructure in the southwestern United States.
About EPCOR Utilities Inc.
EPCOR's wholly-owned subsidiaries build, own and operate electrical transmission and distribution networks, water and wastewater treatment facilities and infrastructure in Canada and the United States. The company's subsidiaries also provide electricity and water services and products to residential and commercial customers. EPCOR, headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, is an Alberta Top 70 employer.
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