American Water funds 2009 Environmental Grant Programs

VOORHEES, NJ, July 23, 2009 -- American Water Works Company announced the recipients of the company's 2009 Environmental Grant Program awards, which will support 25 projects with grants totaling more than $114,000...

• Company awards more than $114,000 to 25 community improvement projects

VOORHEES, NJ, July 23, 2009 -- American Water Works Company Inc., the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today recipients of the company's 2009 Environmental Grant Program awards. A total of 25 projects will be supported by grants totaling more than $114,000.

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.

"American Water is committed to ensuring water quality through testing and treatment, as well as through consumer education and community protection programs," said Debra Vernon, Manager of Corporate Responsibility. "We are all environmental stewards in protecting our water supplies, and this program is one way we help communities play an active role in this important effort."

>> Click here for a list of the 2009 grant recipients, which are located throughout American Water's service areas

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company.

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