Surface water treatment facility showcased in new DVD

PHOENIX, AZ, Feb. 16, 2011 -- An informational DVD from Arizona American Water helps customers understand the value of the White Tanks Regional Water Treatment Facility...

PHOENIX, AZ, Feb. 16, 2011 -- Arizona American Water is releasing an informational DVD on the White Tanks Regional Water Treatment Facility to help customers understand the value it brings to the west valley. The facility is leading the way to protect our most precious resource -- water.

One of the primary benefits of the White Tanks Water Treatment Facility is that it saves billions of gallons of groundwater each year. The facility uses water from the Colorado River, though the Central Arizona Project instead of water from local wells.

"This new DVD is a great way to share this forward-looking facility with our customers and others in the region interested in sustainability," said Paul Townsley, President of Arizona American Water. "Facilities such as this are a long-term, sustainable solution for our region."

The video can be viewed on our website www.arizonaamwater.com or a free copy can be mailed to customers and groups as a resource to learn about the facility and how the surface water treatment plant preserves our most precious resource. If you'd like a copy of the DVD please contact Joni McGlothlin at 623 445 2456 or joni.mcglothlin@amwater.com.

Arizona American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 350,000 people.

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.

In 2011, American Water is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a yearlong campaign to promote water efficiency and the importance of protecting water from source to tap. To learn more, visit www.amwater125.com.

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