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American Water Sponsors Raritan Watershed Clean-Up

Company's Applied Water Management Group Committed to Cleaning Up Community

Hillsborough, NJ - August 31, 2005

The Applied Water Management Group of American Water today announced it will sponsor a Raritan Watershed Clean-Up on Saturday, September 10, 2005.

As one of New Jersey's top planning, engineering and construction firms, The Applied Water Management Group is actively involved in environmental maintenance. "The Raritan River is literally our next-door neighbor," said Jens Riedel, P.E., senior project engineer of The Applied Water Management Group. "As water and wastewater professionals, we are especially concerned about preserving local water quality. We hope that our volunteer efforts will result in cleaner, healthier water for the entire community to enjoy."

The Raritan Watershed Region includes all streams and tributaries along the North Branch Raritan River; South Branch Raritan River; Elizabeth River; Rahway River; Woodbridge River; Lower Raritan River; South River; Lawrence Brook; and Millstone River. The counties which are located within the watershed area include parts of Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Somerset and Union.

The clean-up will take place at two locations in a portion of the watershed upstream from American Water's Canal Road and Raritan-Millstone water treatment plants, beginning along the South Branch Raritan River and ending at the Royce Brook in Van Middlesworth Park. At 10 a.m., The Applied Water Management Group's volunteers will meet at the South Branch of the Raritan, Pleasant Run Road between Hillsborough and Branchburg, to remove trash and debris from the waterway and streambank. Following clean-up activities along the Raritan, volunteers will move to the portion of Royce Brook running through Van Middlesworth Park.

A post-clean-up barbeque is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at the headquarters of the Applied Water Management Group located in Hillsborough, NJ. For more information, contact Jens Riedel at 908-431-7068, or

The Applied Water Management Group of American Water, with headquarters in Hillsborough, NJ, offers customized solutions to real estate developers, industrial clients, and small to midsized communities. Providing clients with safe, reliable, long-lasting and highly-efficient solutions to suit individual water needs, the Applied Water management Group is an integrated part of American Water.

With a history of over 100 years, American Water provides high quality water, wastewater, and other related services to over 18 million people in 29 states and 3 Canadian provinces. Employing approximately 7,000 and reporting over $2 billion in revenue, American Water is an integrated part of RWE's water division, which includes London-based Thames Water. More information can be found by visiting

Kimberly Cooper

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