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Missouri American Water Sends Condolences to Laclede Gas, Families of Employees Killed in Shooting


Missouri American Water sends its heartfelt condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the two Laclede Gas employees who were killed in a shooting on Thursday in St. Louis’ Hamilton Heights neighborhood.

“This is a terrible tragedy, and from the bottom of my heart personally and from all the employees of Missouri American Water, I want to send our deepest sympathies to those impacted by this senseless killing,” said Cheryl Norton, president of Missouri American Water. “Laclede Gas is our brother in the utility industry, and we are here to support Laclede in any way we can. Nothing concerns all of us in the utility industry more than the safety of our employees and customers.”

Missouri American Water had employees working in the area near the shooting, though thankfully none were injured. When word reached the company of the danger, Missouri American Water immediately pulled those employees out of the area.

Missouri American Water

Missouri American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 1.5 million people.

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly-traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,700 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 by visiting www.amwater.com.

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