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American Water Celebrates "National Drinking Water Week"

VOORHEES, N.J., Apr 30, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK), the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, today announced its nationwide participation in National Drinking Water Week, May 3-9, 2009. American Water state subsidiaries nationwide will be raising awareness through events and outreach activities about wise water use and ways that consumers can help to protect our drinking water.

American Water's activities are part of a national effort sponsored by the American Water Works Association, which annually declares "National Drinking Water Week". This observation is designed to raise public awareness of the fundamental need for safe and reliable drinking water supplies for public health, fire protection, economic development, and the overall quality of life communities and individuals enjoy.

"While we at American Water are committed to investing in water infrastructure to meet current and future drinking water standards and ensure a safe water supply for the communities we serve, we must also be aware of how the actions of each and every one of us can impact our water sources," said Dr. Mark W. LeChevallier, director of Innovation & Environmental Stewardship for American Water. "Protecting our water supplies is a shared responsibility and we encourage everyone to do their part."

Consumers can help maintain the quality and supply of our drinking water through the following actions:

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 32 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting

SOURCE: American Water Works Company, Inc.

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