American Water Accepting Applications for 2017 Environmental Grant Program
Grants Available to Community Projects in Company's Service Areas
in 10 States
VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
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
2017 Environmental Grant Program awards. The grant awards will be
available in American Water service areas in 10 states as follows:
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, New York,
Pennsylvania, Tennessee 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.
American Water is committed to ensuring water quality through testing
and treatment, as well as through consumer education and community
source protection programs. The company believes everyone is an
environmental steward in protecting the nation's water supplies, and
this program is one way to help communities play an active role in this
To qualify, proposed projects must:
Address a source water or watershed protection need in the community
Be completed between May 1, 2017 and November 30, 2017
Be a new or innovative program for the community, or serve as a
significant expansion to an existing program
Be carried out by a formal or informal partnership between two or more
Provide evidence of sustainability (continued existence after the
American Water grant monies are utilized)
Be located within one of American Water's service areas in the
following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, New
Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia.
Information and application requirements can be obtained directly from
participating American Water state subsidiaries, or on the Environmental
Grant section of the company website at https://amwater.com/corp/serving-our-customers/environmental-grant-program.
Applications must be postmarked by March 27, 2017 and recipients will be
notified by April 19, 2017.
In 2016, a total of 42 projects throughout American Water's service
areas in 10 states were awarded grants totaling $153,350.
About American Water
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S.
water and wastewater utility company. Marking its 130th anniversary this
year, the company employs more than 6,700 dedicated professionals who
provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other
related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and
Ontario, Canada. More information can be found at www.amwater.com.
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Richard G. Barnes, 856-782-2364
Source: American Water
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