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American Water Funds 2009 Environmental Grant Programs

Company Awards More Than $114,000 to 25 Community Improvement Projects

VOORHEES, N.J., Jul 23, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK), 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."

The 2009 grant recipients, which are located throughout American Water's service areas, include the following:

California

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kentucky

Michigan

Missouri

Ohio

Pennsylvania

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 www.amwater.com.

SOURCE: American Water Works Company, Inc.

American Water Works Company, Inc.
Denise Venuti Free, 856-309-4690
denise.free@amwater.com
www.amwater.com

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