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American Water Virtual Annual Report Wins Outstanding Achievement Award

VOORHEES, N.J., May 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- American Water (NYSE:AWK), the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, today announced that its 2009 virtual annual report has received an Outstanding Achievement Award in the category of Investor Relations by the Interactive Media Awards(TM) (IMA). This is the second year that the company's virtual annual report has received recognition from IMA.

Created by the Interactive Media Council, the IMA Awards recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development. Judges for this year's awards included representatives from, New York Times, Conde Nast Publications, Microsoft, Verizon and American Express.

Taking advantage of the Securities and Exchange Commission's innovative Notice and Access rules, American Water's 2009 annual report and proxy materials were posted on Form 10-K at The virtual annual report brings American Water's financial and other business information to life through a library of videos featuring members of the company's executive leadership team. The report includes an overview of business performance and a complete financial summary, as well as highlights of the company's regulated and non-regulated businesses, and business development plans. Also included is a new report of the company's corporate responsibility initiatives.

By providing a virtual annual report, American Water continues its efforts to preserve the Earth's limited natural resources. The company estimates that creating this online report saved an estimated 300 trees and 98,000 gallons of water, which would have been used in the paper-making process.

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 16 million people in 35 states and Ontario and Manitoba, Canada. More information can be found by visiting

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