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The Heat Is On: New Jersey American Water Offers Wise Water Tips for Summer

VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As Independence Day approaches and summer heat and activities are in full swing, New Jersey American Water is offering tips to customers to help avoid the water overuse pitfalls that frequently happen this time of year. These tips and insights are designed to help customers save money while alleviating stress on water supplies and infrastructure in the heat of summer.

"Flower and vegetable gardens, swimming pools and kiddie pools, car washes and rinsing off sandy feet before heading indoors—all the activities that go hand-in-hand with summer, also go hand-in-hand with increased water use and water waste," said Kevin Kirwan, vice president of Operations, New Jersey American Water. "Unfortunately, a large number of consumers don't think about this ‘in the moment.' Instead, the reality hits when they get a higher water bill a couple of months later. Our goal is to raise people's awareness and help them be proactive before the damage is done."

New Jersey American Water wants to remind people of the value and finite supply of water, while empowering them with tips they can use every day to reduce usage and save money. New Jersey American Water's summer wise water tips include:

"We're encouraging people to be smart about their water usage. By following these summer wise water usage tips, we want to help customers understand the common sense of using water responsibly and begin to make year-round water conservation practices a part of every-day life," said Kirwan.

More tips and information on wise water use are available on New Jersey American Water's website at

In addition, the company wants to remind lower income customers that they may qualify to receive assistance in paying their water bill through New Jersey American Water's H2O Help to Others Program. For more information, visit the Customer Service and Billing page on the company's website, or call the company's program partner, New Jersey Shares, toll-free at 1-877-NJAWH2O (1-877-652-9426).

New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.7 million people. More information can be found at With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. The company employs 6,800 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 by visiting

New Jersey American Water
Denise Venuti Free
Director of Communications and External Affairs

Source: New Jersey American Water

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