Missouri American Water plans on investing more than $425 million into improving its infrastructure this year.
That money will fund water pipe replacements, a new filter and chemical feed building at the water treatment plant, and more water and wastewater system improvements.
Missouri American Water highlighted these plans in a news release Tuesday as part of Infrastructure Week.
The release said the investments are meant to enhance reliability, resiliency and water quality in Missouri.
In Jefferson City alone, the company will replace some 14,000 feet of water pipes.
"According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, there is a water main break every two minutes in the United States. We work to proactively replace our mains, which is more efficient, cost-effective and convenient for our customers than emergency repairs," Missouri American Water President Rich Svindland said in the release.
The planned water pipe replacements and other projects can be viewed at Missouri American Water's website at https://www.amwater.com/moaw/.