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American Water Funds 2007 Environmental Grant Programs

Company Awards More Than $100,000 to 20 Community Improvement Projects

Voorhees, NJ - August 02, 2007

American Water, the largest provider of water services in North America, announced today recipients of the company's 2007 Environmental Grant Program awards. A total of 20 projects will be supported by grants totaling more than $100,000.
The recipients are located throughout American Water's service area and include:

"American Water is committed to protecting and preserving the environment," said Dr. Mark LeChevallier, Director of Innovation & Environmental Stewardship. "We began the Environmental Grant Program in 2005 as a pilot and each year we received increasingly sophisticated grant applications. We are so pleased to offer this modest assistance to our community partners, while leveraging local resources and capabilities to make a positive impact on the environment. Working together, we can make a difference and we are."

American Water launched its first Environmental Grant Program in January of 2005, with a pilot project in Pennsylvania resulting in three grant awards. Due to its overwhelming success, American Water expanded the program to 20 states where the company owns water and wastewater utilities. Applicants were asked to address a source water protection need in the local community or a project that improves, restores or protects one or more watersheds.

With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., American Water employs approximately 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide high-quality water, wastewater and other related services to about 17 million people in 29 states and Canada.

Julie Scharle

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