N.J. American Water participates in Source Water Assessment Program

April 7, 2005
New Jersey American Water was pleased to take part in last weekend's Department of Environmental Protection Agency's Source Water Assessment Program (SWAP) at the Environmental Federation's meeting held on April 2...

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ, April 4, 2005 (PRNewswire) -- New Jersey American Water was pleased to take part in last weekend's Department of Environmental Protection Agency's Source Water Assessment Program (SWAP) at the Environmental Federation's meeting held on April 2.

SWAP is a program to study existing and potential threats to the quality of public drinking water sources throughout New Jersey. Sources are rated depending upon their contaminant susceptibility.

New Jersey American Water vice president of external affairs Lendel Jones joined a panel to discuss the largest water company in the state's role in SWAP. Jones said, "New Jersey American Water is pleased to partner with the Environmental Federation and the DEP in this program. We are all dedicated to achieving the same goal, which is to have the best water quality possible for New Jersey residents."

Among those present at the meeting were U.S. Sen. Jon Corzine, State Sen. Leonard Lance, DEP Commissioner Bradley Campbell and Board of Public Utilities President Jeanne Fox. Beyond discussing the potential threats to water sources, the importance of protecting our watersheds was also highlighted.

Jones said, "SWAP provides a great opportunity to educate our customers and others about point and non-point source pollution. For the water company, it is provides us an opportunity to look to the future of potential threats and act in the present to protect our water sources."

New Jersey American Water (www.njawater.com) is the state's largest water utility. Combined with Elizabethtown and Mt. Holly Water (both now doing business as New Jersey American Water) we serve over two million people in 179 communities throughout the state.

American Water, a part of RWE's water division, serves 20 million customers in 27 states, four Canadian provinces, Puerto Rico and South America. More than 8,000 employees provide water, wastewater and other related services. RWE's water division is the third largest water and wastewater services company in the world.

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