American Water announces 2013 Environmental Grant Award recipients

American Water recently announced the recipients of the company's 2013 Environmental Grant Program awards.

VOORHEES, NJ, Aug. 12, 2013 -- American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation's largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, recently announced the recipients of the company's 2013 Environmental Grant Program awards. A total of 54 projects throughout American Water's service areas in 12 states will be supported by grants totaling more than $200,000.

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 in the communities it serves.

"Each one of these 54 organizations is making a difference in one of American Water's communities, and we are very proud to partner with them on these important watershed improvement projects," said Debra Vernon, Manager of Corporate Responsibility. "Now in its eighth year, our state environmental grant program has provided needed support for communities to help improve, restore and protect our valuable natural resources through partnerships. We are proud of the opportunity to support such worthy projects that positively impact the environment and our water sources."

Click here for the list of American Water's 2013 grant recipients.

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