Grants Available to Community Projects in Company’s Service Areas in 11 States
American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today that applications are now being accepted by its participating state subsidiaries for the company’s 2019 Environmental Grant Program awards. The grant awards will be available in American Water service areas in 11 states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
Established in 2005, American Water’s Environmental Grant Program offers funds for innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect the watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies through partnerships. Last year, American Water and it state subsidiaries funded 49 projects that were awarded grants totaling $188,000.
“American Water is committed to our comprehensive environmental policy, in which we provide water quality, testing, compliance and treatment solutions for our communities and customers,” said Brad Okoniewski, vice president, Safety and Environmental Leadership. “Our environmental focus extends beyond the quality of our water and into the leadership role we accept in protecting our environment, caring for natural resources, and acting as stewards of biodiversity.”
Information and application requirements can be obtained directly from participating American Water state subsidiaries, or on the Environmental Grant section of the company website.
Applications must be postmarked by March 29, 2019 and recipients will be notified by April 26, 2019.
About American Water
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 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in 45 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.